Pollux

Pollux

[pol-uhks]
noun
1.
Greek Polydeuces. Classical Mythology. the brother of Castor. Compare Castor and Pollux.
2.
Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini.
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Pollux (ˈpɒləks)
 
n
1.  See also Castor the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, lying close to the star Castor. Visual magnitude: 1.15; spectral type: K0III; distance: 34 light years
2.  classical myth See Castor and Pollux

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Pollux
twin brother of Castor, name of the second star of Gemini, 1526, from L., from Gk. Polydeukes, lit. "very sweet," from polys "much" (see poly-) + deukes "sweet." The contraction of the name in L. is perhaps via Etruscan.
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Pollux   (pŏl'əks)  Pronunciation Key 
A bright giant star in the constellation Gemini, with an apparent magnitude of 1.15. Scientific name: Beta Geminorum.
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