Alcyone

noun
Al·​cy·​o·​ne | \ al-ˈsī-ə-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce Alcyone (audio) \

Definition of Alcyone

: the brightest star in the Pleiades

First Known Use of Alcyone

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcyone

Latin, from Greek Alkyonē

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“Alcyone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alcyone. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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