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Aldebaran

[ al-deb-er-uhn ]
/ ælˈdɛb ər ən /
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noun

a first-magnitude star, orange in color, in the constellation Taurus.

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Origin of Aldebaran

<Arabic al the + dabarān follower (of the Pleiades)
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British Dictionary definitions for Aldebaran

Aldebaran
/ (ælˈdɛbərən) /

noun

a binary star, one component of which is a red giant, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. It appears in the sky close to the star cluster Hyades. Visual magnitude: 0.85; spectral type: K5III; distance: 65 light years
C14: via Medieval Latin from Arabic al-dabarān the follower (of the Pleiades)
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Scientific definitions for Aldebaran

Aldebaran
[ ăl-dĕbər-ən ]

A red giant star in the constellation Taurus. Aldebaran is the thirteenth brightest star in the sky, with an apparent magnitude of 0.85. Scientific name: Alpha Tauri.
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