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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ple·ia·des /ˈpliəˌdiz, ˈple, ||ˈplaɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ple·ia·des n. pl.
 1. Myth. The seven daughters of Atlas and the nymph Pleione, fabled to have been made by Jupiter a constellation in the sky.
 2. Astron. A group of small stars in the neck of the constellation Taurus; -- called also the seven sisters.
 Note:Alcyone, the brightest of these, a star of the third magnitude, was considered by Mädler the central point around which our universe is revolving, but such a notion has been thoroughly discounted by modern observations. Only six pleiads are distinctly visible to the naked eye, whence the ancients supposed that a sister had concealed herself out of shame for having loved a mortal, Sisyphus.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of
           the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the
           pursuit of Orion
      2: a star cluster in the constellation Taurus

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Heb. kimah, "a cluster" (Job 9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8, A.V., "seven
    stars;" R.V., "Pleiades"), a name given to the cluster of stars
    seen in the shoulder of the constellation Taurus.