Meaning of Ursa Major

Ur•sa Ma•jor

Pronunciation: (ûr'su mā'jur), [key]
— Ur•sae Ma•jor•is
  1. the Great Bear, the most prominent northern constellation, containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
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