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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A double star in the constellation Taurus, 68 light years from Earth, and one of the brightest stars in the sky.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A chrome star of magnitude 1.0; a Tauri.
  • noun A chrome star of magnitude 1.0; a Tauri.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Astron.) A red star of the first magnitude, situated in the eye of Taurus; the Bull's Eye. It is the bright star in the group called the Hyades.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun astronomy A binary star in the constellation Taurus; alpha (α) Tauri. An orange giant, 68 light years from Earth, and one of the brightest stars in the sky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the brightest star in Taurus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English Aldeboran, from Medieval Latin Aldebaran, from Arabic ad-dabarān : al-, the + dabarān, following (the Pleiades) (from dabara, to follow; see dpr in Semitic roots).]

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From Arabic الدبران (al-dabarān), meaning "the follower" (of the Pleiades)

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