a prominent N constellation between Lynx and Draco: it contains more than 50 visible stars, seven of which form the Big Dipper; the Great Bear or the Bear
Origin of Ursa MajorL, literally , great bear
A constellation in the region of the north celestial pole near Draco and Leo, containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper. Also called Great Bear .
Origin of Ursa MajorMiddle English from Latin Ursa Māior ursa she-bear, bear feminine of ursus bear ; see ursine . māior greater ; see major .
From Latin ursa maior, the "greater bear"