Pollux definition by Webster's New World
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- Gr. & Rom. Myth. the immortal twin of Castor
- a giant, orange star, actually the brightest star in the constellation Gemini although it is considered the twin of Castor: magnitude, 1.1
Origin: Classical Latin earlier Polluces ; from Classical Greek Polydeukēs
Pollux definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun Greek Mythology
- One of the Dioscuri.
- A bright star in the constellation Gemini.
Origin: Latin Pollūx, from Greek Poludeukēs.
pollux - Science Definition
A bright giant star in the constellation Gemini, with an apparent magnitude of 1.15. Scientific name: Beta Geminorum.