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Al·deb·a·ran

 (ăl-dĕb′ər-ən)
n.
A binary star in the constellation Taurus, 68 light years from Earth, and one of the brightest stars in the sky.

[Middle English Aldeboran, from Medieval Latin Aldebaran, from Arabic ad-dabarān : al-, the + dabarān, following (the Pleiades) (from dabara, to follow; see dpr in Semitic roots).]
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Aldebaran

(ælˈdɛbərən)
n
(Astronomy) 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
[C14: via Medieval Latin from Arabic al-dabarān the follower (of the Pleiades)]
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Al•deb•a•ran

(ælˈdɛb ər ən)

n.
a first-magnitude star, orange in color, in the constellation Taurus.
[< Arabic al the + dabarān follower]
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Al·deb·a·ran

(ăl-dĕb′ər-ən)
A very bright binary star in the constellation Taurus. See Note at Rigel.
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Noun1.Aldebaran - the brightest star in TaurusAldebaran - the brightest star in Taurus  
Taurus - a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere near Orion; between Aries and Gemini
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References in periodicals archive ?
These include words like chemistry (al kimiya), algebra (al jabra), as well as astronomical terms like azimuth (al sumut), nadir (nazir), and zenith (samt al ras), as well as the names of several stars, like Aldebran (al Dabaran, the Follower), and Altair (al Ta'ir, the Flying Eagle) .
ALDEBARAN is a red star while Aldebran sounds like a breakfast cereal.