Definitions for: Spica

[n] the brightest star in Virgo

Webster (1913) Definition: Spi"ca, n.; pl. Spic[ae]. [L., an ear, as of corn.]
1. (Med.) A kind of bandage passing, by successive turns and
crosses, from an extremity to the trunk; -- so called from
its resemblance to a spike of a barley.

2. (Astron.) A star of the first magnitude situated in the
constellation Virgo.

See Also: star, Virgo

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