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[foh-muh l-hawt, -muh-loh] /ˈfoʊ məlˌhɔt, -məˌloʊ/
noun, Astronomy.
a star of the first magnitude and the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus.
Origin of Fomalhaut
First recorded in 1585-95, Fomalhaut is from the Spanish Arabic word fam al-ḥawt mouth of the fish; so called from its position in the constellation Unabridged
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the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus, possessing a protoplanetary disc. Distance: 25 light years. Spectral type A3V
Word Origin
C16: from Arabic fum'l-hūt mouth of the fish, referring to its position in the constellation
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Word Origin and History for Fomalhaut

bright star in the constellation Piscis Austrinis, 1594, from Arabic Fum al Hut "the Fish's Mouth," which describes its position in the imaginary star-picture.

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