Megrez

noun
Me·​grez | \ ˈme-ˌgrez How to pronounce Megrez (audio) , ˈmē- \

Definition of Megrez

astronomy
: 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 of Megrez

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Megrez.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Megrez. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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