Denebola

noun
De·​neb·​o·​la | \ də-ˈne-bə-lə How to pronounce Denebola (audio) \

Definition of Denebola

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

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First Known Use of Denebola

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Denebola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Denebola. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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