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Answer for the clue "Virgo's alpha star", 5 letters:
spica

Alternative clues for the word spica

Star in Virgo

Bright star in Virgo

First-magnitude star in Virgo

Virgo's brightest star

Type of bandage

Large star in 11 Down

Star in Virgo (5)

Limb bandage

Virgo's bright star

Large star in Virgo

Overlapping bandage

Word definitions for spica in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spica \Spi"ca\, n.; pl. Spic[ae] . [L., an ear, as of corn.] (Med.) A kind of bandage passing, by successive turns and crosses, from an extremity to the trunk; -- so called from its resemblance to a spike of a barley. (Astron.) A star of the first magnitude...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (cx botany English) A spike. 2 A kind of bandage passing, by successive turns and crosses, from an extremity to the trunk.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1728, bright star in constellation Virgo, from Latin, literally "ear of grain" (see spike (n.2)); corresponding to Greek stakhys . As the ancients visualized the constellation, she held an ear of grain.

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
SPICA S.p.A. ( Società Pompe Iniezione Cassani & Affini ) was an Italian manufacturer of fuel injection systems.

Usage examples of spica.

Why a top officer of the powerful Bank of Spica should want to quiz Floyt about his inheritance, then try to shoot him and Alacrity, was still a puzzle.

And precisely at the moment of the heliacal rising of Arcturus, also rose Spica Virginis.

They jeered when I spoke of the lunar mountains, And the thrilling heat and cold, And the ebon valleys by silver peaks, And Spica quadrillions of miles away, And the littleness of man.

At eleven minutes after midnight, the flagship of the 27th Fleet demanded that the miners of Spica II relinquish their daily quota of iron.

At twenty-two minutes after midnight, the seventy-two miners who formed the total population of Spica II gathered by the largest single refinery on the planet and set off a series of three nuclear bombs.

They jeered when I spoke of the lunar mountains, And the thrilling heat and cold, And the ebon valleys by silver peaks, And Spica quadrillions of miles away, And the littleness of man.

Her waifish eyes, heavily made up and almost comically long-lashed, were as blue as Spica, Alacrity thought, while Floyt compared them to cornflowers.

Quin was at a telescope in the dome next morning, following what was left of the Spica and plotting its positions, when Charbon brought Jason to see the search gear.

Maybe their interactions in the Spheres of Canopus and Spica and the open cluster of the Hyades had developed an affinity.

The maiden Erigone, patroness of the wheat field, had gone to heaven with an ear of wheat in her hand, and that ear of wheat was the star Spica.