Definition of Arcturus in English:

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Arcturus

Pronunciation: /ˌärkˈtyo͝orəs/
Astronomy
The fourth brightest star in the sky, and the brightest in the constellation Boötes. It is an orange giant.

Origin

From Greek arktos 'bear' + ouros 'guardian' (because of its position in line with the tail of Ursa Major).

Words that rhyme with Arcturus

Epicurus, Honduras

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Syllabification: Arc·tu·rus

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