Pronunciation: (hī'li-gun-shīn"), [key]
—pl. -schei•nePronunciation: (-shī"nu). [key] German.
a ring of light around the shadow cast by a person's head, esp. on a dewy, sunlit lawn, caused by reflection and diffraction of light rays; halo.
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