Definition of Andromeda

1. Noun. Broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Japanese Andromeda, Lily-of-the-valley Tree, Pieris Japonica
Group relationships: Genus Pieris, Pieris
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

2. Noun. Any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery leaves and clusters of small flowers.

3. 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.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being

4. Noun. A constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy.
Generic synonyms: Constellation

Definition of Andromeda

1. n. A northern constellation, supposed to represent the mythical Andromeda.

Definition of Andromeda

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) 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. ¹

2. Proper noun. (constellation) An autumn constellation of the northern sky representing the "Chained Lady" Andromeda from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Pisces and Cassiopeia. ¹

3. Proper noun. (galaxy) Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way; M31. ¹

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Definition of Andromeda

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Medical Definition of Andromeda

1. 1. A northern constellation, supposed to represent the mythical Andromeda. 2. A genus of ericaceous flowering plants of northern climates, of which the original species was found growing on a rock surrounded by water. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Andromeda

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nineteenth Century (1885)
"THE NEW STAR IN THE andromeda NEBULA. ALTHOUGH the new star which has appeared in the Constellation andromeda, in the very heart of the great andromeda ..."

2. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"We refer to the andromeda, which derives its designation from the daughter of ... As I contemplated it, I could not help thinking of andromeda as described ..."

3. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1916)
"Arct., Bd. ill, Ab. ii, p. 112, pL xxxii, figs. 1, 2. andromeda ... 79, pl. xxl, figs. Ib, 11; pl. xlii, fig. 4c. andromeda ..."

4. The Astrophysical Journal by American Astronomical Society, University of Chicago (1899)
"ON THE SPECTRUM OF THE GREAT NEBULA IN andromeda. By ]. ... This induced me to attempt to photograph the spectrum of the andromeda nebula. ..."

5. The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum (1921)
"The king was forced by his savage people to take the maiden andromeda and chain her to ... Then Perseus made her father promise that he would give andromeda ..."

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