Meaning of Orionids

O•ri•o•nids

Pronunciation: (u-rī'u-nidz, ôr"ē-ō'-, ōr"-), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.) Astron.
  1. a collection of meteors comprising a meteor showervisible during October, and having its apparent origin in the constellation Orion.
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