Pollux

noun
Pol·​lux | \ ˈpä-ləks How to pronounce Pollux (audio) \

Definition of Pollux

1 : one of the Dioscuri
2 : a first-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini

First Known Use of Pollux

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Pollux

Latin, modification of Greek Polydeukēs

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“Pollux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pollux. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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