[ mahy-zahr ]
/ ˈmaɪ zɑr /

noun Astronomy.

a double star in the middle of the constellation Ursa Major.

Origin of Mizar

From the Arabic word miʾzar literally, apron
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British Dictionary definitions for mizar

/ (ˈmaɪzɑː) /


a multiple star having four components that lies in the Plough in the constellation Ursa Major and forms a visible binary with the star Alcor. Visual magnitude: 2.1; spectral type: A2V

Word Origin for Mizar

from Arabic mi'zar cloak
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