<astronomy> A red star of the first magnitude, situated in the eye of Taurus; the Bull's Eye. It is the bright star in the group called the Hyades. "Now when Aldebaran was mounted high Above the shiny Cassiopeia's chair." (Spenser)

Origin: Ar. Al-debaran, fr. Dabar to follow; so called because this star follows upon the Pleiades.

(01 Mar 1998)

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