Phecda

noun
Phec·​da | \ ˈfek-də How to pronounce Phecda (audio) \

Definition of Phecda

astronomy
: a white star of the second magnitude that is part of the bowl of the Big Dipper The best way to find these galaxies is to draw a line from the star Phecda, in the lower left corner of the Big Dipper's pot, to Dubhe, at the opposite corner.St. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press, 25 June 2006

called also Gamma Ursae Majoris

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Phecda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phecda. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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