Definition of Quadrantid in English:

Quadrantid

noun

Astronomy
  • Any of a shower of meteors which appear to radiate from the constellation Boötes (in a part formerly regarded as a distinct constellation, Quadrans Muralis) in early January.

adjective

Astronomy
  • Designating this shower of meteors; of or relating to the Quadrantids.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in George F. Chambers (1841–1915). From post-classical Latin quadrant-, quadrans + -id, after Perseid.

Pronunciation

Quadrantid

/kwɒˈdrantɪd/