noun Be·tel·geuse \ˈbē-təl-ˌjüs, ˈbe-, -ˌjüz\

Definition of Betelgeuse

  1. :  a variable red supergiant star of the first magnitude near the eastern shoulder of Orion

Origin and Etymology of betelgeuse

French Bételgeuse, from Arabic bayt al-jawzā' Gemini, literally, the house of the twins (confused with Orion & Betelgeuse)

First Known Use: 1752

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