- the brightest star in a constellation.
Origin of lucida
1720–30; < New Latin, special use of Latin lūcida (stella) bright (star), feminine of lūcidus lucid
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Examples from the Web for lucida
The lucida, or chief star, in the ancient constellation Pegasus.
One of the ancient northern constellations, of which the lucida is Markab.
Mistress Lucida, you did once love me; if you do still, no more words, but give me your hand.A Select Collection of Old English Plays (11 of 15)
W. Carew Hazlitt
The stars γ and β are pointer stars to a fifth-magnitude star the lucida of the asterism Lacerta, the lizard about 15° from β.A Field Book of the Stars
William Tyler Olcott
His "glittering shafts" are of course the sunbeams, the "lucida tela diei" of Lucretius.Select Poems of Thomas Gray