Variant of spica
- pl. spicae Bot. a spike, as of a flower
- Med. a kind of bandage wrapped back and forth with spiral overlapping around parts of a joint
- a binary star, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo: magnitude, 1.0, but it varies regularly by a magnitude of 0.1 as the fainter star eclipses its brighter companion
Origin: L, ear of grain, origin, originally , a point: see spike
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