Pronunciation: (tôr'idz), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.) Astron.
a collection of meteors constituting a meteor shower (Tau'rid me'teor show"er) visible during the period of October 26 to November 16 and having its apparent origin in the constellation Taurus.
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