noun Al·bir·eo \al-ˈbir-ē-(ˌ)ō\

Definition of Albireo


  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of albireo

borrowed from New Latin, of obscure origin

First Known Use: 1742

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