Definitions for: Aldebaran


[n] the brightest star in Taurus



Webster (1913) Definition: Al*deb"a*ran, n. [Ar. al-debar[=a]n, fr. dabar to
follow; so called because this star follows upon the
Pleiades.] (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.

Now when Aldebaran was mounted high Above the shiny
Cassiopeia's chair. --Spenser.

See Also: binary, binary star, double star, Taurus

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