red star

noun

Definition of red star 

: a star having a very low surface temperature and a red color

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One of Mars’ buddies will have prominence in the night sky, the constellation Scorpius and its bright red star Antares. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Mars in opposition highlight of July's night sky," 3 July 2018 While keeping non-native plants in the garden intact, the group added such native plants as clasping coneflowers, Texas red star hibiscus, blue-eyed grass and Louisiana irises. Kendra Parks, NOLA.com, "Master gardeners celebrate the tricentennial and bring native plants back to New Orleans," 24 May 2018 Thousands of Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs The vast majority of planets that TESS will find are ones that orbit small, red stars known as M-dwarfs. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "The Number of Known Alien Worlds Is About to Increase By as Much as 400 Percent," 18 Apr. 2018 On the cover, the inevitable swastika is flanked by two red stars. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "How American Racism Influenced Hitler," 23 Apr. 2018 If the Pioneers knotted red scarves around their necks, members of the Youth Army sport red berets bearing a pin of the organization’s logo — the red star of the Russian Army superimposed on an eagle’s head. Neil Macfarquhar, New York Times, "Patriotic Youth Army Takes Russian Kids Back to the Future," 22 Mar. 2018 Last night, Miller provided an update on her time behind bars, along with a blurry-glam photo of her in a hunter-green jumpsuit and festive ruby-red star pendant. Shannon Barbour, Cosmopolitan, "Abby Lee Miller Shares In-Prison Insta, Says She's Now a "Better Person"," 22 Jan. 2018 In a packed auditorium in this Yellow River city, dancers in floral-pattern costumes twirl against a backdrop of a red star shining over the Great Wall. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, "China Celebrates Xi Jinping With Fervor Not Seen Since Mao," 10 Dec. 2017 Winters took the stage in a big plush red star, looking very much like Maggie Simpson wearing her winter coat, which the backup dancers tore off to reveal a red and white dress that was straight-up Vera-Ellen in White Christmas. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "Christmas Queens 3 Lands In NYC: 5 Sickening Seasonal Moments," 18 Dec. 2017

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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