(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.’
Spanish and Catalan.
The fifth brightest star in the sky, and the brightest in the constellation Lyra, overhead in summer to observers in the northern hemisphere.
Via Spanish or medieval Latin from Arabic, literally ‘the falling vulture’.
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