EXAMPLES | noun . Astronomy a first-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini.
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Examples from the Web for pollux Historical Examples of pollux British Dictionary definitions for pollux noun 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
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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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A bright giant star in the constellation Gemini, with an apparent magnitude of 1.15. Scientific name: Beta Geminorum.
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