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Meaning of Hyades

Hy•a•des

Pronunciation: (hī'u-dēz"), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.)
  1. a group of stars comprising a moving cluster in the constellation Taurus, supposed by the ancients to indicate the approach of rain when they rose with the sun.
  2. a group of nymphs and sisters of the Pleiades who nurtured the infant Dionysus and were placed among the stars as a reward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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