- 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
- [a-] 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 Andromedē
(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”).