Pollux definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology among Dioscuri.
    • Greek Mythology A bright star inside constellation Gemini.
    • A fixed celebrity of the second magnitude, in the constellation Gemini. Cf. 3d castor.
    • Identical To Pollucite.
    • An orange star of magnitude 1.2 (β, Geminorum) in the head of the following twin.
    • In meteorology See Castor and Pollux, 2.
    • [lowercase] an unusual mineral found with castor (petalite) in the island of Elba, Italy.
    • the brightest celebrity in Gemini; close to Castor
  • proper-noun:
    • among the Dioscuri, boy of Tyndarus and Leda, brother of Castor.
    • A star inside constellation Gemini; beta (β) Geminorum.

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