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red star

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noun Astronomy.
  1. any star with a low surface temperature and a reddish color, as a red giant or a red dwarf.

Origin of red star

First recorded in 1900–05
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  • One is the F. of hydrogen; another is the red-star line of Jupiter and Saturn.

    History of Astronomy

    George Forbes