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Little Dipper

noun, Astronomy
1.
the group of seven bright stars in Ursa Minor resembling a dipper in outline.
Also called Dipper.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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Little Dipper

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) the Little Dipper, a small faint constellation, the brightest star of which is the Pole Star, lying 1° from the true celestial pole Also known as Ursa Minor, the Bear, the Little Bear
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Little Dipper in Science
Little Dipper
  (lĭt'l)   
An asterism composed of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Minor that form the outline of a dipper.
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