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andromeda


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Andromeda  \An*drom"e*da\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  the  daughter  of 
  Cepheus  and  Cassiopeia.  When  bound  to  a  rock  and  exposed  to  a 
  sea  monster,  she  was  delivered  by  Perseus.] 
  1.  (Astron.)  A  northern  constellation,  supposed  to  represent 
  the  mythical  Andromeda. 
 
  2.  (bot.)  A  genus  of  ericaceous  flowering  plants  of  northern 
  climates,  of  which  the  original  species  was  found  growing 
  on  a  rock  surrounded  by  water. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  andromeda 
  n  1:  broad-leaved  evergreen  Asiatic  shrub  with  glossy  leaves  and 
  drooping  clusters  of  white  flowers  [syn:  {Japanese 
  andromeda},  {lily-of-the-valley  tree},  {Pieris  japonica}] 
  2:  any  of  several  shrubs  of  the  genus  Andromeda  having  leathery 
  leaves  and  clusters  of  small  flowers 
  3:  a  constellation  in  the  northern  hemisphere  between 
  Cassiopeia  and  Pegasus;  contains  the  Andromeda  Galaxy 
  [syn:  {Andromeda}] 




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