mountain spectre

   see brocken spectre.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • spectre — n. (US specter) 1 a ghost. 2 a haunting presentiment or preoccupation (the spectre of war). 3 (in comb.) used in the names of some animals because of their thinness, transparency, etc. (spectre bat; spectre crab). Phrases and idioms: Spectre of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brocken spectre — Brocken spectre. This is not actually on Brocken, but was taken in the Tanzawa Mountains in Japan; despite the name, the phenomenon is not unique to Brocken and can occur in any misty mountain region …   Wikipedia

  • brocken spectre —    Also known as Spectre of the Brocken and mountain spectre. The name Brocken spectre, or Brockengespenst in German, refers to the Brocken, a peak in the Harz mountains in Germany. It is used to denote a * physical illusion consisting of the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Brocken spectre — Brocken specter Brock en spec ter or Brocken spectre Brock en spec tre [Trans. of G. Brockengespenst.] A mountain specter (which see), esp. that observed on the Brocken, in the Harz Mountains. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brocken spectre — /brokˈən spekˈtər/ noun The shadow of an observer, enlarged and often surrounded by coloured lights, thrown onto a bank of cloud, a phenomenon sometimes encountered on mountain tops ORIGIN: Brocken, a peak in the Harz mountains of Germany …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brocken spectre — /brɒkən ˈspɛktə/ (say brokuhn spektuh) noun a phenomenon, sometimes observed in mountain regions during fog or mist when the sun is behind the observer, in which the observer s shadow appears to be surrounded by rainbow colours; glory. {named… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brocken spectre — noun a magnified shadow of an observer thrown on to a bank of cloud in high mountain areas when the sun is low. Origin C19: named after the Brocken, the highest of the Harz Mountains in Germany …   English new terms dictionary

  • Brocken (disambiguation) — Brocken is the highest peak in northern Germany. It also may refer to: *Sender Brocken, a facility for FM and TV transmitters on Brocken Mountain *Brocken spectre, also called Brocken bow or mountain spectre , an atmospheric optical phenomena… …   Wikipedia

  • Brocken bow — /boh/ anticorona. [so called from frequent observation of the phenomenon by individuals standing on the BROCKEN at sunset] * * * ▪ natural phenomenon also called  Anticorona, Glory, Brocken Spectre, or Mountain Spectre,         the apparently… …   Universalium

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