Aldebaran



a first-magnitude star, orange in color, in the constellation Taurus.
Historical Examples

We’ll keep the Aldebaran at Kankad’s, and use her for emergencies.
Uller Uprising Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr

Aldebaran is the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus.
The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball

Next to Aldebaran in the V is the interesting double star Theta, which we can see as two distinct stars without a telescope.
Astronomy for Young Folks Isabel Martin Lewis

Except that I like their names, Aldebaran and Cassiopeia, and so on.
Fantasia of the Unconscious D. H. Lawrence

Note two pretty pairs in the Hyades, one south of Aldebaran, the other northwest of it.
A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott

In June, 1874, I found it equal to Aldebaran, and of very much the same colour.
Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore

But when he saw Aldebaran he stopped agape and crossed himself.
The Jester’s Sword Annie Fellows Johnston

So from the cradle it was destined for Aldebaran, and from the cradle it was his greatest teacher.
The Jester’s Sword Annie Fellows Johnston

You’ve been so brave—just like Aldebaran in the Jester’s Sword.
Mary Ware in Texas Annie F. Johnston

It boots not in this tale what wiles he used to gain Aldebaran’s ear and tongue.
The Jester’s Sword Annie Fellows Johnston

noun
a binary star, one component of which is a red giant, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. It appears in the sky close to the star cluster Hyades. Visual magnitude: 0.85; spectral type: K5III; distance: 65 light years

bright star in Taurus, late 14c., from Arabic Al Dabaran “the follower” (of the Pleiades, which rise shortly before it does), from dabara “he followed.”
Aldebaran
(āl-děb’ər-ən)
A red giant star in the constellation Taurus. Aldebaran is the thirteenth brightest star in the sky, with an apparent magnitude of 0.85. Scientific name: Alpha Tauri.

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