- Gr. Myth. an Ethiopian princess whom Perseus rescues from a sea monster and then marries
- Astron. a N constellation between Cassiopeia and Pisces containing the nearest spiral galaxy (Andromeda Galaxy) which is just visible to the naked eye
- any of several species of two genera (Andromeda and Pieris) of evergreen shrubs of the heath family
Origin of AndromedaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Andromed?
Any of several evergreen shrubs of the genera Pieris or Andromeda in the heath family.
Origin of andromedaFrom Andromeda.
- Greek Mythology The daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who had rescued her from a sea monster.
- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere between Lacerta and Perseus and south of Cassiopeia. It contains a large spiral galaxy visible to the naked eye. The spiral is 2.4 million light years from Earth.
Origin of AndromedaLatin, from Greek Andromed&emacron;.
(countable and uncountable, plural andromedas)
- Any shrub of the genus Pieris (family Ericaceae), having leathery leaves and small flowers.
- Bog rosemary.
- (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 Perses, ancient king of Persia.
- (astronomy) An autumn constellation of the northern sky representing the "Chained Lady" Andromeda from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
- (astronomy) Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way; M31.
From the Ancient Greek Άνδρομέδη (Andromedē, “mindful of her husband”).