Megrez

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noun Me·grez \ˈme-ˌgrez, ˈmē-\

Definition of Megrez

astronomy

  1. :  a blue-white star of the third magnitude that is seen in the constellation Ursa Major and is the dimmest star in the Big Dipper Megrez, the star where the handle joins the bowl, is the faintest member of the Dipper. It is about 81 light-years away. — John Stanley, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix), 25 June 2011 —called also Delta Ursae Majoris

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First Known Use: 1912

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1912

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1912


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