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An Ethiopian princess whose mother Cassiopeia boasted that she herself (or, in some stories, her daughter) was more beautiful than the Nereids. In revenge Poseidon sent a sea monster to ravage the country; to placate him Andromeda was fastened to a rock and exposed to the monster, from which she was rescued by Perseus.
A large northern constellation between Perseus and Pegasus, with few bright stars. It is chiefly notable for the Andromeda Galaxy (or Great Nebula of Andromeda), a conspicuous spiral galaxy probably twice as massive as our own and located two million light years away.
- 2.1as genitive Andromedae /anˈdrɒmɪdiː, anˈdrɒmɪdʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation:‘the star Gamma Andromedae’
- 2.1as genitive Andromedae /anˈdrɒmɪdiː, anˈdrɒmɪdʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation:
A bog rosemary, especially (marsh andromeda) the common bog rosemary.
- ‘Where there is enough room, andromeda forms a tall natural screen in sun or shade, eventually growing twelve-fifteen-feet tall and eight-foot across.’
- ‘S. takeyai is an alien species in North America, first reported on Pieris japonica (Japanese andromeda) at Greenwich, Connecticut in 1946.’
- ‘There, the pathogen readily attacked a mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia ‘Madeline’), mountain andromeda, dusty zenobia, and the common nursery rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla.’’
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