HyperDic: little_dipper

English > 1 sense of the expression Little Dipper:
NOUNobjectLittle Dipper, Dippera cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor
English > Little Dipper: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningA cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris.
SynonymDipper
Instance ofasterism(astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation)
MembersPolaris, North Star, pole star, polar star, polestarThe brightest star in Ursa Minor
Part ofLittle Bear, Ursa MinorA constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
SpanishUrsa Minor
CatalanUrsa Minor

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