Denebola

noun

De·​neb·​o·​la də-ˈne-bə-lə How to pronounce Denebola (audio)
astronomy
: a white star of the second magnitude that is the second brightest star in the constellation Leo
Leo has two major parts: the one nearer to Mars is the triangle of stars with Denebola at its sharpest vertex.Bernie Badger, Florida Today, 2 Mar. 2012

called also Beta Leonis

Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Denebola was in 1795

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“Denebola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Denebola. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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