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Spi·ca

 (spī′kə)
n.
A spectroscopic binary star, 245 light years from Earth, one of the brightest stars in the sky and the brightest star in the constellation Virgo.

[Latin Spīca, from spīca, ear of grain.]

spi·ca

 (spī′kə)
n. pl. spi·cae (-kē, -sē) or spi·cas
A bandage applied in overlapping opposite spirals to immobilize a digit or limb.

[Latin spīca, ear of grain (from its shape).]

spica

(ˈspaɪkə)
n, pl -cae (-siː) or -cas
1. (Medicine) med a spiral bandage formed by a series of overlapping figure-of-eight turns
2. (Botany) botany another word for spike21
[C15: from Latin: ear of corn]

Spica

(ˈspiːkə)
n
(Astronomy) the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. Distance: 260 light years

spi•ca

(ˈspaɪ kə)

n., pl. -cae (-sē), -cas for 1,2.
2. a type of bandage in the shape of a figure eight, extending from an extremity to the trunk.
3. (cap.) a first-magnitude star in the constellation Virgo.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin spīca literally, ear of grain; compare spike2]

Spi·ca

(spī′kə)
A bright binary star in the constellation Virgo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Spica - the brightest star in Virgo
Virgo - a large zodiacal constellation on the equator; between Leo and Libra
Translations

spi·ca

n. espica, tipo de vendaje.
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on New Year's morning, Spica (Alpha Virginis) rises, and we've completed the Spring Triangle.
Referring to his various albums, we chose seven stars - Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAA 204 132, and the Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis - in the vicinity of Mars, Mollet said.
Phases of the Moon: 2013 August/September New First Full Last quarter quarter Aug 6 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 27 Lunar occultations of bright stars Date Time Star Mag Ph Alt [degrees] Aug 1 09.15 epsilon Tauri 3.5 DB 54 Aug 1 10.28 epsilon Tauri 3.5 RD 45 Aug 15 20.41 ZC 2394 6.3 DD 15 Aug 17 21.12 ZC 2724 6.3 DD 19 Aug 17 22.49 SAO 161842 6.9 DD 16 Aug 17 23.26 ZC 2733 6.8 DD 13 Aug 18 20.54 ZC 2889 6.9 DD 20 Aug 19 23.41 ZC3051 6.8 DD 25 Aug 27 00.09 ZC 450 6.4 RD 26 Aug 29 00.04 ZC 718 6.0 RD 13 Sept 8 13.56 alpha Virginis 1.0 DD 27 Sept 8 15.08 alpha Virginis 1.0 RB 26 Sept 11 20.01 Psi Ophiuchi 4.5 DD 8 Sept 12 18.49 SAO 185318 7.0 DD 17 Sept 14 18.16 ZC 2828 5.8 DD 18 Date Time % illum.