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

  • noun A double star in Auriga, the brightest star in the constellation, approximately 46 light years from Earth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A star, the fifth in the heavens in order of brightness.

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

  • noun (Asrton.) A brilliant star in the constellation Auriga.

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  • proper noun astronomy : A bright double star in the constellation Auriga; Alpha (α) Aurigae.

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

  • noun the brightest star in Auriga
  • noun snipes

Etymologies

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

[Latin, diminutive of caper, goat.]

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From Latin capella, "she-goat" or "kid"

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