from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A low-mass star of great size and luminosity that has a relatively low surface temperature, giving it a reddish or orange hue.
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- noun astronomy A large red coloured
starwith a lower surface temperaturethan many stars.
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- noun a large, old, luminous star; has a relatively low surface temperature and a diameter large relative to the sun
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"A favourite red mustard from Japan. The large purple leaves have a mild mustard flavour when young and a bit more bite when older."
- seed packet for Mustard Green 'Red Giant', Southern Harvest, Australia.
February 2, 2013