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Denebola

/ dɪˈnɛbələ /

noun

  1. the second brightest star in the constellation Leo. Visual magnitude: 2.14; spectral type: A3V


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Denebola1

from Arabic dhanab al- ( asad ) tail of the (lion)

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Example Sentences

Denebola, a star of the second magnitude, is in the Lion's tail, twenty-five degrees northeast of Regulus.

Betelgeuse is 'giant's shoulder,' the giant being Orion; Denebola is 'lion's tail.'

The star second in brightness in the constellation of Leo is known as Denebola.

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