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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).]

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)]

Al•deb•a•ran

(ælˈdɛb ər ən)

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

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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