Definition of Ursa Minor in English:

Ursa Minor

Syllabification: Ur·sa Mi·nor
Pronunciation: /ˈərsə ˈmīnər
  • 1A northern constellation (the Little Bear) that contains the north celestial pole and the polar star Polaris. The brightest stars form a shape that is also known as the Little Dipper.
  • 1.1 (as genitive Ursae Minoris /ˈərsē miˈnôris/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Alpha Ursae Minoris


Latin 'Little Bear'.

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