Deneb

noun
Den·eb | \ˈde-ˌneb, -nəb\

Definition of Deneb 

: a star of the first magnitude in Cygnus

First Known Use of Deneb

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Deneb

Arabic dhanab al-dajāja, literally, the tail of the hen

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