Definition of Ursa Minor in English:

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Ursa Minor

Pronunciation: /ˌərsə 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 Minorisˈərsē 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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