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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.
- 1.1as genitive Ursae Minoris /ˈərsē miˈnôris/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.‘the star Alpha Ursae Minoris’
- 1.1as genitive Ursae Minoris /ˈərsē miˈnôris/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.