a giant, orange, binary, variable star, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus: magnitude, 0.87
Origin of AldebaranArabic al-dabar?n ; from al, the + dabar?n, following ; from dubara, to follow: so called because it follows the Pleiades
A double star in the constellation Taurus, 68 light years from Earth, and one of the brightest stars in the sky.
Origin of AldebaranMiddle English Aldeboran, from Medieval Latin Aldebaran, from Arabic ad-dabaran : al-, the + dabaran, following (the Pleiades) (from dabara, to follow; see dpr in Semitic roots).
From Arabic الدبران (al-dabarān, “the follower”) (because it follows the Pleiades).