Origin of Ursa MajorL, literally , great bear
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
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 .
A constellation in the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere near Draco and Leo. Ursa Major (the Great Bear) contains the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
From Latin ursa maior, the "greater bear"