Pronunciation: (plē'ud, plī'ud), [key]
1. any of the Pleiades.
2. French, Plé•iade Pronunciation: (plā-yad'). [key]a group of seven French poets of the latter half of the 16th century.
3. (usually l.c.) any group of eminent or brilliant persons or things, esp. when seven in number.
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