red giant

noun
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of red giant

: a star that has low surface temperature and a diameter that is large relative to the sun

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First Known Use of red giant

1929

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Definition of red giant for English Language Learners

  • astronomy : a very large star that has a reddish color


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