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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cassiopeia  \Cas`si*o*pe"ia\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?.]  (Astron.) 
  A  constellation  of  the  northern  hemisphere,  situated  between 
  Cepheus  and  Perseus;  --  so  called  in  honor  of  the  wife  of 
  Cepheus,  a  fabulous  king  of  Ethiopia. 
 
  {Cassiopeia's  Chair},  a  group  of  six  stars,  in  Cassiopeia, 
  somewhat  resembling  a  chair. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cassiopeia 
  n  :  a  W-shaped  constellation  near  Polaris  [syn:  {Cassiopeia}] 




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