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Ca·pel·la

 (kə-pĕl′ə)
n.
A binary star in Auriga, the brightest star in the constellation, approximately 46 light years from Earth.

[Latin, diminutive of caper, goat.]
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Capella

(kəˈpɛlə)
n
(Celestial Objects) the brightest star in the constellation Auriga; it is a yellow giant and a spectroscopic binary. Visual magnitude: 0.08; spectral type: G6III and G2III; distance: 42 light years
[C17: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of capra she-goat, from caper goat]
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Ca•pel•la

(kəˈpɛl ə)

n.
a first-magnitude star in the constellation Auriga.
[1675–85; < Latin: literally, she-goat, diminutive of capra she-goat]
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Ca·pel·la

(kə-pĕl′ə)
A binary star in the constellation Auriga. It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Capella - the brightest star in Auriga
Auriga, Charioteer - a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Great Bear and Orion at edge of Milky Way
2.Capella - snipesCapella - snipes          
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Scolopacidae, Scolopacidae - sandpiper family: sandpipers; woodcocks; snipes; tattlers; curlews; godwits; dowitchers
Gallinago gallinago, whole snipe - common snipe of Eurasia and Africa
Gallinago media, great snipe, woodcock snipe - Old World snipe larger and darker than the whole snipe
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