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Noun: andromeda  an'dró-mi-du
  1. Broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
    - 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
Noun: Andromeda  an'dró-mi-du
  1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy
  2. (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

Derived forms: andromedas

Type of: bush, constellation, mythical being, shrub

Part of: genus Andromeda, genus Pieris, Pieris

Encyclopedia: Andromeda