Phecda

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noun Phec·da \ˈfek-də\

Definition of Phecda

astronomy

  1. :  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

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1917


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