noun, plural spi·cae [spahy-see], /ˈspaɪ si/, spi·cas for 1, 2.
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How much brighter is an ordinary first-magnitude star, such as Aldebaran or Spica, than a star just visible to the naked eye?A Text-Book of Astronomy|George C. Comstock
The specific name, spicant, is from the Latin spica, “a point.”How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
In the southeast you will recognize the quadrilateral of Corvus, with the remarkably white star Spica glittering east of it.Astronomy with an Opera-glass|Garrett Putman Serviss
The figure-of-eight bandage is used on various parts, and is illustrated in the bandage called spica of the groin, Fig.
The faint star which our larger apertures show about 6' northeast of Spica is of the tenth magnitude.Pleasures of the telescope|Garrett Serviss