Alpha Virginis

noun

Alpha Vir·​gin·​is -ˈvər-jə-nəs How to pronounce Alpha Virginis (audio)
astronomy
: spica

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, "Alpha of Virgo"

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alpha Virginis was in 1848

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“Alpha Virginis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alpha%20Virginis. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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