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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

An•drom•e•da*ænˈdrɒm ɪ də; -ˌdi(n.)-dae

  1. (in Greek myth) the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.

    Category: Mythology

  2. a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia.

    Category: Astronomy

  3. (l.c.) any of several flowering evergreen shrubs of the genera Andromeda and Pieris, of the heath family.

    Category: Plants

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. andromeda, Japanese andromeda, lily-of-the-valley tree, Pieris japonica(noun)

    broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers

  2. andromeda(noun)

    any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery leaves and clusters of small flowers

  3. Andromeda(noun)

    (Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia; she was fastened to a rock and exposed to a sea monster that was sent by Poseidon, but she was rescued by Perseus and became his wife

  4. Andromeda(noun)

    a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy

Wiktionary

  1. Andromeda(ProperNoun)

    The daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of Eritrea, rescued from her sacrifice to a sea monster by Perseus who married her; mother of Perseus, ancient king of Persia.

  2. Andromeda(ProperNoun)

    An autumn constellation of the northern sky representing the "Chained Lady" Andromeda from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Pisces and Cassiopeia.

  3. Andromeda(ProperNoun)

    Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way; M31.

  4. Origin: From the Άνδρομέδη meaning "mindful of her husband", from ανδρος (andros) "man" + medesthai, (to be mindful of, think on), related to medea, (counsels or cunning).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Andromeda(noun)

    a northern constellation, supposed to represent the mythical Andromeda

  2. Andromeda(noun)

    a genus of ericaceous flowering plants of northern climates, of which the original species was found growing on a rock surrounded by water

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  1. Andromeda

    Andromeda is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Located north of the celestial equator, it is named for Andromeda, daughter of Cassiopeia, in the Greek myth, who was chained to a rock to be eaten by the sea monster Cetus. Andromeda is most prominent during autumn evenings in the Northern Hemisphere, along with several other constellations named for characters in the Perseus myth. Because of its northern declination, Andromeda is only visible north of 40° south latitude; for observers farther south it lies below the horizon. It is one of the largest constellations, with an area of 722 square degrees. This is over 1,400 times the size of the full moon, 55% of the size of the largest constellation, Hydra, and over 10 times the size of the smallest constellation, Crux. Its brightest star, Alpha Andromedae, is a binary star that has also been counted as a part of Pegasus, while Gamma Andromedae is a colorful binary and a popular target for amateur astronomers. Only marginally dimmer than Alpha, Beta Andromedae is a red giant, its color visible to the naked eye. The constellation's most obvious deep-sky object is the naked-eye Andromeda Galaxy, the closest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way and one of the brightest Messier objects. Several fainter galaxies, including M31's companions M110 and M32, as well as the more distant NGC 891, lie within Andromeda. The Blue Snowball Nebula, a planetary nebula, is visible in a telescope as a blue circular object.

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