Andromeda meaning

ăn-drŏmĭ-də
(greek mythology) The daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who had rescued her from a sea monster.
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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.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) An Ethiopian princess whom Perseus rescues from a sea monster and then marries.
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(astron., place, proper) A N constellation between Cassiopeia and Pisces containing the nearest spiral galaxy (Andromeda Galaxy) which is just visible to the naked eye.
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(proper) Any of several species of two genera (Andromeda and Pieris) of evergreen shrubs of the heath family.
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Perseus and Pegasus. It contains a spiral-shaped galaxy that, at a distance of 2.2 million light-years, is the farthest celestial object visible to the naked eye.
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Any shrub of the genus Pieris (family Ericaceae), having leathery leaves and small flowers.
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Bog rosemary.
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(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.
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(astronomy) An autumn constellation of the northern sky representing the "Chained Lady" Andromeda from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
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(astronomy) Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way; M31.
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Any of several evergreen shrubs of the genera Pieris or Andromeda in the heath family.
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Origin of andromeda

  • Latin from Greek Andromedē

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Andromeda

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Ancient Greek Άνδρομέδη (Andromedē, “mindful of her husband”).

    From Wiktionary