the Little Dipper

noun

Definition of the Little Dipper

US
: a group of seven stars including the North Star in the northern sky that forms the shape of a dipper or ladle and that is smaller than the Big Dipper

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the Little Dipper

the little guy

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“The Little Dipper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Little%20Dipper. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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