Main definitions of vega in US English:

: vega1Vega2

vega1

noun

  • (in Spain and Spanish America) a large plain or valley, typically a fertile and grassy one.

    • ‘The fertile, irrigated vega to the west provided the Caliphs with a lavish table.’

Origin

Spanish and Catalan.

Pronunciation

vega

/ˈvāɡə/

Main definitions of vega in US English:

: vega1Vega2

Vega2

proper noun

Astronomy
  • The fifth brightest star in the sky, and the brightest in the constellation Lyra, overhead in summer to observers in the northern hemisphere.

Origin

Via Spanish or medieval Latin from Arabic, literally ‘the falling vulture’.

Pronunciation

Vega

/ˈvāɡə//ˈveɪɡə/