Alkaid

noun
Al·kaid
variants: or less commonly Alcaid \ˌal-ˈkād \

Definition of Alkaid 

astronomy

: a bluish-white star of the second magnitude that marks the end of the handle of the Big Dipper Next, I targeted NGC 5448, a … spiral located just east of the bright star Alkaid at the tail of Ursa Major, close to the Bootes border. —William A. McLaughlin, Astronomy, February 1997

called also Eta Ursae Majoris

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First Known Use of Alkaid

1675, in the meaning defined above

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