Deneb

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De·neb

 (dĕn′ĕb′)
n.
The brightest star in the constellation Cygnus, approximately 1,630 light years from Earth. Deneb is one of the stars that make up the Summer Triangle.

[Arabic ḏanab, tail; see ḏnb in Semitic roots.]
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Deneb

(ˈdɛnɛb)
n
(Celestial Objects) the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus and one of the brightest but remotest stars in the night sky. Visual magnitude: 1.25; spectral type: A2I
[C19: from Arabic dhanab a tail]
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Den•eb

(ˈdɛn ɛb)

n.
a first-magnitude star in the constellation Cygnus.
[1865-70; < Arabic dhanab a tail]
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De·neb

(dĕn′ĕb′)
A bright star in the constellation Cygnus. It is a supergiant. See Note at Rigel.
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Noun1.Deneb - the brightest star in Cygnus
Cygnus - a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way; contains a black hole
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Deneb (Alpha Cygni) anchors the Swan's tail and is, on the other hand, one of the most distant stars we can see with the naked eye.
As our chronometer clicks over to five digits, the NCP enters Cygnus, the Swan, and comes within 7[degrees] of Deneb (Alpha Cygni) around AD 10,200.