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Pollux

[pol-uh ks] /ˈpɒl əks/
noun
1.
Greek Polydeuces. Classical Mythology. the brother of Castor.
2.
Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini.
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  • "But still there were several hours between your going to sleep, and waking up again," replied Pollux.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • It forms a large right-angled triangle with Pollux and Betelgeuze.

    A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott
  • But Pollux answered him nothing, but smiled and took the gauntlets that lay nearest.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • The Century Dictionary gives the color of Pollux as very yellow.

    A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott
  • It is, therefore, not surprising that many games are nearly the same as when Pollux described them in the second century.

  • She proved to be the Castor and Pollux privateer of sixteen guns.

    Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • Bright, his illustrious political twin, the Castor to his Pollux, took it and liked it.

    Lord Chatham Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
  • If only Pollux were here he would remind me of the right words.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • I would not choose, could I be placed between Pollux and Castor, to be in a portion of the heavens without yourself.

  • And who is Pollux, whom you were calling to help you when you recovered your senses?

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for Pollux

Pollux

/ˈpɒləks/
noun
1.
the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, lying close to the star Castor. Visual magnitude: 1.15; spectral type: K0III; distance: 34 light years See also Castor
2.
(classical myth) See Castor and Pollux
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Word Origin and History for Pollux

twin brother of Castor, name of the beta star of Gemini, 1520s, from Latin, from Greek Polydeukes, literally "very sweet," from polys "much" (see poly-) + deukes "sweet" (see glucose). The contraction of the name in Latin is perhaps via Etruscan [Klein].

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Pollux in Science
Pollux
  (pŏl'əks)   
A bright giant star in the constellation Gemini, with an apparent magnitude of 1.15. Scientific name: Beta Geminorum.
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