Capella

[ kuh-pel-uh ]

noun
  1. Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Auriga.

Origin of Capella

1
1675–85; <Latin: literally, she-goat, equivalent to cap(ra) she-goat + -ella diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for Capella

Capella

/ (kəˈpɛlə) /


noun
  1. the brightest star in the constellation Auriga; it is a yellow giant and a spectroscopic binary. Visual magnitude: 0.08; spectral type: G6III and G2III; distance: 42 light years

Origin of Capella

1
C17: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of capra she-goat, from caper goat

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Scientific definitions for Capella

Capella

[ kə-pĕlə ]


  1. A binary star in the constellation Auriga. It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, with an apparent magnitude of 0.08. Scientifc name: Alpha Auriga.

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