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Alcor

[ al-kawr ]
/ ælˈkɔr /
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Astronomy.

a star, the fifth-magnitude companion of Mizar in the handle of the Big Dipper.

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Origin of Alcor

Perhaps <Arabic al-khawr the low ground
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