Hyades

Hyades

n. (Greek mythology) The seven daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward.
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Hy"a*des

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Hy"ads

(?), } n. pl. [L. Hyades, Gr. .] (Astron.) A cluster of five stars in the face of the constellation Taurus, supposed by the ancients to indicate the coming of rainy weather when they rose with the sun.
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Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea.
Tennyson.
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hyaena

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hy*"na

(?), n. (Zol.) Same as Hyena.
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