The seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Minor.
- What most people don't know, however, is that the Big and Little Dippers are not even constellations.
- The Big and Little Dippers are two groups of stars that are shaped like dippers, or cups with long handles.
- The Little Dipper is not a constellation itself, but an asterism, which is a distinctive group of stars.
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Syllabification: Lit·tle Dip·per
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