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The Plough

Etymology 1[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

the Plough

  1. (astronomy, Britain, common name) The brightest seven stars of the constellation Ursa Major. They are Alkaid, Mizar, Alioth, Megrez, Dubhe, Merak, and Phecda.
    Synonyms: (especially US) Big Dipper, (old, UK) Charles' Wain, (old, US) Drinking Gourd, (Asia) Northern Ladle, (old) Northern Waggoner, (old, UK) Wain, triones, (astronomy; archaic) septentriones

Etymology 2[edit]

From plough, a metonymic occupational surname for a plowwright or plowman.

Proper noun[edit]

Plough (plural Ploughs)

  1. A surname.
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Plough is the 38801st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 569 individuals. Plough is most common among White (96.31%) individuals.

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