from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A dwarf star, ranging in mass from one-tenth to one-half the mass of the sun, whose relatively cool surface temperature makes it appear red-orange in color.
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- noun astronomy A small, relatively cool
starof the main sequence; most stars in the Milky Wayare red dwarfs.
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- noun a small, old, relatively cool star; approximately 100 times the mass of Jupiter
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