A five-pointed star, often held to have magical or mystical significance, formed by five straight lines connecting the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon in the completed figure. Also called pentagram.
[Medieval Latin *pentāculum : Greek penta-, penta- + Latin -culum, diminutive suff.]
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