Deneb

noun
Den·​eb | \ ˈde-ˌneb How to pronounce Deneb (audio) , -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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The first known use of Deneb was circa 1867

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“Deneb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Deneb. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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