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Ursa Minor

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noun Ursa Mi·nor \-ˈmī-nər\

Simple Definition of Ursa Minor

  • : the group of stars in the northern sky that includes the stars that form the Little Dipper

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Ursa Minor

  1. :  a constellation that includes the north pole of the heavens and the stars which form the Little Dipper with the North Star at the tip of the handle —called also Little Bear

Origin and Etymology of ursa minor

Latin (genitive Ursae Minoris), literally, lesser bear


First Known Use: 1638


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