Antares

noun
An·​tar·​es | \ an-ˈter-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce Antares (audio) , -ˈtär- \

Definition of Antares

: a giant red star of very low density that is the brightest star in Scorpius

First Known Use of Antares

1588, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Antares

Greek Antarēs

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“Antares.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antares. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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