Definition of Aldebaran

1. Noun. The brightest star in Taurus.

Generic synonyms: Binary, Binary Star, Double Star
Group relationships: Taurus

Definition of Aldebaran

1. n. 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.

Definition of Aldebaran

1. Proper noun. (star) A binary star in the constellation Taurus; alpha (?) Tauri. An orange giant, 68 light years from Earth, and one of the brightest stars in the sky. ¹

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Medical Definition of Aldebaran

1. 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. "Now when Aldebaran was mounted high Above the shiny Cassiopeia's chair." (Spenser) Origin: Ar. Al-debaran, fr. Dabar to follow; so called because this star follows upon the Pleiades. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aldebaran

aldaric acid
aldaric acids
aldehyde-ketone transferases
aldehyde DPN transhydrogenase
aldehyde TPN transhydrogenase
aldehyde base
aldehyde decarbonylase
aldehyde dehydrogenase
aldehyde dehydrogenase (NAD(P)+)
aldehyde dehydrogenase (NAD+)
aldehyde dehydrogenase (acylating)

Literary usage of Aldebaran

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1. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"Half way between the Pleiades and Orion's belt is Aldebaran, an ageing ruddy star. ... 895) on the blackboard showing Orion, Aldebaran and the Pleiades, ..."

2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1839)
"Orion, Rigel, Procyon, Aldebaran, Pollux. On examining the above series, the general order of arrangement (leaving out Orion) is found to be Rigel, Procyon, ..."

3. The Friendly Stars by Martha Evans Martin (1907)
"XI Aldebaran THE stars thus far described have a particular connection with the ... They are Aldebaran, Betelgeuse, Rigel, Pollux, Procyon, and Sirius. ..."

4. The Happy Princess, and Other Poems by Arthur Davison Ficke (1907)
"II O Aldebaran, the red, Casting down thy bloody glow, Burning from the mad Bull's head On the earth so gray below; Wheeling slow above the west When the ..."

5. The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball (1885)
"The Constellations—The Great Bear and the Pointers—The Pole Star—Cassiopeia—Andromeda, Pegasus, and Perseus—The Pleiades: Auriga, Capella, Aldebaran—Taurus, ..."

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