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the Big Dipper

noun [S] uk   /ˌbɪɡˈdɪp.ər/ us    /-ˈdɪp.ɚ/ US ( UK the Plough)
a group of seven bright stars that can only be seen in the northern part of the world
Translations of “the Big Dipper”
in Chinese (Traditional) 北斗七星…
in Chinese (Simplified) 北斗七星…
(Definition of the Big Dipper from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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