noun Al·phec·ca \al-ˈfe-kə\

Definition of Alphecca


  1. :  a white binary star of the second magnitude that is the brightest star in the constellation Corona Borealis The brightest star in Corona Borealis is Alphecca, a hot bluish-white star about 75 light-years away—about 435 trillion miles. The light we see from Alphecca tonight left that star in 1936, when FDR was president. — Mike Lynch, St. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press, 4 June 2011 —called also Alpha Coronae Borealis

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to cast off or become cast off

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