Schedar

noun

Sched·​ar ˈshe-ˌdär How to pronounce Schedar (audio)
astronomy
: an orange giant star of the second magnitude that is the brightest star in the constellation Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia, legendary queen of Ethiopia, is immortalized in the heavens with five bright stars forming a flying "W" or "M." The brightest of these stars is Schedar, a giant star more than 100 light-years away.Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune, 17 Sept. 2009

called also Alpha Cassiopeiae

Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Schedar was in 1754

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“Schedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Schedar. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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