Mirach

noun

Mi·​rach ˈmī-ˌrak How to pronounce Mirach (audio)
astronomy
: a red giant star of the second magnitude that is seen in the constellation Andromeda
NGC 404 is the nearest example of a lenticular galaxy, and therefore of great interest. But it lies hidden in the glare from a red giant star called Mirach.Space Daily, 3 Nov. 2008

called also Beta Andromedae

Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mirach was in 1835

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“Mirach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mirach. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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