Pollux

[ pol-uh ks ]
/ ˈpɒl əks /
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noun

Greek Polydeuces. Classical Mythology. the brother of Castor.Compare Castor and Pollux.
Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini.
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British Dictionary definitions for pollux

Pollux

/ (ˈpɒləks) /

noun

the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, lying close to the star Castor. Visual magnitude: 1.15; spectral type: K0III; distance: 34 light yearsSee also Castor
classical myth See Castor and Pollux
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Word Origin and History for pollux

Pollux


twin brother of Castor, name of the beta star of Gemini, 1520s, from Latin, from Greek Polydeukes, literally "very sweet," from polys "much" (see poly-) + deukes "sweet" (see glucose). The contraction of the name in Latin is perhaps via Etruscan [Klein].

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Science definitions for pollux

Pollux

[ pŏləks ]

A bright giant star in the constellation Gemini, with an apparent magnitude of 1.15. Scientific name: Beta Geminorum.
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