Definitions

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  • proper noun astronomy A binary star in the constellation Cygnus; Beta (β) Cygni.

Etymologies

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From Arabic, via misunderstandings and mistranslations. The name of the star was originally منقار الدجاجة (minqār al-dajāja, "the hen's beak"). Latin scholars misunderstood the name to come from a kind of herb, and translated it into ab ireo ("from ireus"). Later, people considered it as a misprint of an Arabic term, and transcribed it as al-bireo.

Examples

  • When AstraZeneca spun out its research, it retained a minority stake in the new firm, called Albireo, with several private-equity investors buying the rest.

    Regulators Mix

  • When AstraZeneca spun out its research, it retained a minority stake in the new firm, called Albireo, with several private-equity investors buying the rest.

    Some Glaxo drugs

  • Beta Cygni, also known as Albireo, double, components deep blue and orange.

    Starchild Omnibus

  • This new biotech venture of the company, called Albireo, has taken up one early stage clinical program, besides some preclinical programs of the company.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Cygnus is depicted flying to the SW, its wings outstretched from Sadr, and its neck reaching to a beak at Albireo.

    Starwatch: The summer triangle

  • "Our astronomical department has ascertained that the dual suns Beta"Albireo are circled by four satellites.

    Parlor Games

  • Two stars west of Gamma is Beta – Albireo – the beak of the Swan.

    Kid's Astronomy: Celestial Birds Migrate West? | Universe Today

  • As the second brightest star in the constellation of Cygnus, Albireo lies roughly in the center of the ‘‘Summer Triangle,’’ making it a relatively simple target for even urban telescopes.

    Weekend SkyWatcher's Forecast – October 2-4, 2009 | Universe Today

  • Albireo is the more famous lovely double in our hemisphere.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Albireo is the more famous lovely double in our hemisphere.

    Gamma Andromedae

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