1. Japanese andromeda.

noun, genitive An·drom·e·dae [an-drom-i-dee] /ænˈdrɒm ɪˌdi/ for 2.

  1. Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
  2. Astronomy. the Chained Lady, a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia.


  1. Greek myth the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster

noun Latin genitive Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)

  1. a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cassiopeia and Pegasus, the three brightest stars being of the second magnitude. It contains the Andromeda Galaxy a spiral galaxy 2.2 million light years away

constellation, 1667 (earlier Andromece, mid-15c.); in classical mythology the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from Greek, literally “mindful of her husband,” from andros, genitive of aner “man” (see anthropo-) + medesthai “to be mindful of, think on,” related to medea (neuter plural) “counsels, plans, devices, cunning” (and source of the name Medea).

  1. 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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