[ pol-uhks ]

  1. Greek Polydeuces. Classical Mythology. the brother of Castor.: Compare Castor and Pollux.

  2. Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini.

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How to use Pollux in a sentence

  • Why there should have been this denial upon the part of those who swore freely by Pollux is not easily explained.

  • That is to say, harmonia in Pollux has the same meaning as harmonia in the Anonymus, and is equivalent to tonos.

    The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
  • Pollux, who was immortal, then begged Jupiter to let him die also, that he might not be separated from his brother.

  • I warned him more than once for getting young horses into a fret, and I'm willing to lay a ten-pound note that he angered Pollux.

    Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
  • We did not find the black-tails very palatable, and most of their flesh went to feed Castor and Pollux.

    The Desert Home | Mayne Reid

British Dictionary definitions for Pollux


/ (ˈpɒləks) /

  1. the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, lying close to the star Castor. Visual magnitude: 1.15; spectral type: K0III; distance: 34 light years: See also Castor

  2. classical myth See Castor and Pollux

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Scientific definitions for Pollux


[ pŏləks ]

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

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