Definition of Betelgeuse
: a variable red supergiant star of the first magnitude near the eastern shoulder of Orion
Origin of betelgeuse
French Bételgeuse, from Arabic bayt al-jawzā' Gemini, literally, the house of the twins (confused with Orion & Betelgeuse)
First Known Use: 1769
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