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Noun: Pleiades  'plee-u,deez or 'pley-u,deez [N. Amer], 'plI-u,deez [Brit]
  1. A star cluster in the constellation Taurus
     
  2. (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion

Type of: bunch, clump, cluster, clustering, nymph

Part of: Taurus

Encyclopedia: Pleiades