Search Result for "mock sun":
1. a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals;
- Example: "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"
[syn: parhelion, mock sun, sundog]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mock \Mock\, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. [1913 Webster] That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] Mock bishop's weed (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs (Discopleura) growing in wet places. Mock heroic, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic poem. Mock lead. See Blende ( a ). Mock nightingale (Zool.), the European blackcap. Mock orange (Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs (Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. Philadelphus coronarius, from Asia, has fragrant flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless. Mock sun. See Parhelion. Mock turtle soup, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup. Mock velvet, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See Mockado. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
mock sun n 1: a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once" [syn: parhelion, mock sun, sundog]