Ursa Major

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Ur·sa Ma·jor / ˈərsə ˈmājər/ Astron. one of the largest and most prominent northern constellations (the Great Bear). The seven brightest stars form a familiar asterism known by various names (esp. the Big Dipper and the Plow) and include the Pointers. ∎  [as genitive] (Ur·sae Ma·jor·is / ˈərsē məˈjôris/ ) used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Ursae Majoris.

Ursa Major

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Ursa Major one of the largest and most prominent northern constellations (the Great Bear). The seven brightest stars form a familiar formation variously called the Plough, Big Dipper, or Charles's Wain, and include the Pointers.

Boswell's father, Lord Auchinleck (1706–82) gave the name Ursa Major to Dr Johnson.

Ursa Major

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Ursa Major (Great Bear) Northern constellation, whose main pattern, consisting of seven stars, is known as the Plough or Big Dipper. Five of the Plough stars make up a cluster.