Definition of Betelgeuse in English:

Betelgeuse

Syllabification: Be·tel·geuse
Pronunciation: /ˈbētlˌjo͞os, ˈbetl-, -ˌjo͞oz
 
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(also Betelgeux)
Astronomy
The tenth brightest star in the sky, in the constellation Orion. It is a red supergiant, and variations in its brightness are associated with pulsations in its outer envelope.

Origin

French, alteration of Arabic yad al-jauzā 'hand of the giant' (the giant being Orion).

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