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Noun: galaxy  ga-luk-see
  1. (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
    "'extragalactic nebula' is a former name for 'galaxy'";
    - extragalactic nebula
  2. A splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
  3. Tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
    - galax, wandflower, beetleweed, coltsfoot, Galax urceolata

Derived forms: galaxies

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: cosmos, creation, existence, genus Galax, macrocosm, universe, world

Encyclopedia: Galaxy