Albireo

noun Al·bir·eo \ al-ˈbir-ē-(ˌ)ō \

Definition of Albireo

astronomy
: 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 RamotowskiSan Antonio Express-News21 June 2011
called also Beta Cygni

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Origin and Etymology of albireo

borrowed from New Latin, of obscure origin


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