Big Dipper


: the seven principal stars in the constellation of Ursa Major

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Big Dipper was in 1853

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“Big Dipper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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Big Dipper

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