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red star

noun, Astronomy
1.
any star with a low surface temperature and a reddish color, as a red giant or a red dwarf.
Origin of red star
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • She looked for the red star of the distant fire where she knew her brother was lying.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • Arcot pointed out the window at a red star that blazed in the distance.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • But when it again becomes a red star it is enormously denser and smaller than when it began as a red star.

  • He did not watch the life in which she shone like a red star.

    The Angel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The question has been much discussed, as to whether Sirius was formerly a red star.

    Astronomy with an Opera-glass Garrett Putman Serviss
  • Mary cast an inquiring glance at the red star on the calendar.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • But now I know that the red star is only on the apex of an invisible pyramid of virtues.

    Tremendous Trifles G. K. Chesterton
  • There is a red star in this neighbourhood which is well worth looking for.

    Half-hours with the Telescope Richard A. Proctor

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