noun, plural spicae
[spahy-see] /ˈspaɪ si/ (Show IPA), spicas for 1, 2.
spike2 .
a type of bandage in the shape of a figure eight, extending from an extremity to the trunk.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Virgo.
noun (pl) -cae (-siː), -cas
(med) a spiral bandage formed by a series of overlapping figure-of-eight turns
(botany) another word for spike2 (sense 1)
the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. Distance: 260 light years
A bright bluish-white binary star in the constellation Virgo, with an apparent magnitude of 0.96. Scientific name: Alpha Virginis.


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