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 star with a lower surface temperature than 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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