What does Spica mean?

Definitions for Spica
ˈspaɪ kəspi·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Spicanoun

    the brightest star in Virgo


  1. spicanoun

    A kind of bandage passing, by successive turns and crosses, from an extremity to the trunk.

  2. Spicanoun

    A binary star in the constellation Virgo; alpha (u03B1) Virginis.

  3. Etymology: spica virginis "Virgo's ear of grain"


  1. SPICA

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spicanoun

    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

  2. Spicanoun

    a star of the first magnitude situated in the constellation Virgo

  3. Etymology: [L., an ear, as of corn.]


  1. Spica

    Spica is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, and the 15th brightest star in the night sky. It is a blue giant and a variable star of the Beta Cephei type located 260 light years from Earth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spica

    spī′ka, n. a spiral bandage with reversed turns: (ornith.) a spur.—adjs. Spī′cal, Spī′cāte, -d, arranged in, or having the form of, a spike.—n. Spicā′tum, in ancient masonry, herring-bone work. [L. spicatus, pa.p. of spicārespica, ear.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. spica

    The lucida of Virgo, a standard nautical star.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SPICA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spica is ranked #65424 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spica surname appeared 303 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Spica.

    94.3% or 286 total occurrences were White.
    3.3% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. aspic

  2. pacis

  3. picas

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spica in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spica in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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