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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of a group of meteors appearing November 20-23; -- so called because they appear to radiate from a point in Taurus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a shower of meteors appearing November 20th, and radiating from a point north preceding Aldebaran in Taurus. The meteors are slow, and fire-balls occasionally appear among them.


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