Al·​bir·​eo | \ al-ˈbir-ē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Albireo (audio) \

Definition of Albireo

: a double star of the third magnitude that is the fifth brightest star in the constellation Cygnus Albireo … is located in the constellation Cygnus and can be found by gazing at the swan's head.— Becky Ramotowski, San Antonio Express-News, 21 June 2011

called also Beta Cygni

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First Known Use of Albireo

1742, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Albireo

borrowed from New Latin, of obscure origin

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“Albireo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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