Menkar

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noun Men·kar \ˈmen-ˌkär, ˈmeŋ-\

Definition of Menkar

astronomy

  1. :  a red giant star of the second magnitude that is seen in the constellation Cetus Look toward the east before the first light of dawn and, midway up in the sky, you'll see stars of the wintertime sky. Aldebaran is the brightest of these—almost due east—and glowing with a reddish-orange hue. Off to its right is another bright star, though not as bright as Aldebaran, called Menkar. — Dennis Mammana, Newsday, 26 July 2008 —called also Alpha Ceti

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