Almach

noun

Al·​mach ˈȯl-ˌmäk How to pronounce Almach (audio)
ˈäl-,
ˈal-,
-ˌmak
astronomy
: a group of stars of the second magnitude that is seen in the constellation of Andromeda
The double star, known as Almach, reveals a brilliant contrast of color between the two stars.Chris Pagan, Tulsa World, 2 Jan. 2011

called also Gamma Andromedae

Note: What is visible in the night sky as the star Almach is actually a group of four separate stars: one large star and a second group of three much smaller stars, bound together gravitationally.

Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Almach was in 1787

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“Almach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Almach. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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