Me·​grez ˈme-ˌgrez How to pronounce Megrez (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Megrez was in 1912

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“Megrez.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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