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Noun sundog has 1 sense
  1. parhelion, mock sun, sundog - a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"
    --1 is a kind of topographic point, place, spot

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Definition: A phenomenon in which a bright spot appears on one or both sides of the sun, often accompanied by a halo, caused by the refraction or bending of sunlight through ice crystals in the atmosphere.


  1. A bright, colorful atmospheric optical phenomenon resembling a halo, commonly seen as two spots of light on either side of the sun.
  2. A person who enjoys the warmth and beauty of the sun.

Example Sentences:

  1. The sundog shimmered in the sky, casting a vibrant spectacle of colors.
  2. As an avid sundog, Mary spent most of her days basking in the sunlight.


Referring to or associated with the phenomenon of sundogs.

Example Sentence:

The sundog phenomenon created a mesmerizing display of light and color.

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