Schedar

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noun Sched·ar \ˈshe-ˌdär\

Definition of Schedar

astronomy

  1. :  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

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First Known Use of schedar

1754


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