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2 definitions found
 for Andromeda
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Andromeda \An*drom"e*da\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, the daughter of
     Cepheus and Cassiopeia. When bound to a rock and exposed to a
     sea monster, she was delivered by Perseus.]
     1. (Astron.) A northern constellation, supposed to represent
        the mythical Andromeda.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (bot.) A genus of ericaceous flowering plants of northern
        climates, of which the original species was found growing
        on a rock surrounded by water.
        [1913 Webster] Andromede

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  andromeda
      n 1: broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and
           drooping clusters of white flowers [syn: andromeda,
           Japanese andromeda, lily-of-the-valley tree, Pieris
           japonica]
      2: any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery
         leaves and clusters of small flowers
      3: (Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of
         Cassiopeia; she was fastened to a rock and exposed to a sea
         monster that was sent by Poseidon, but she was rescued by
         Perseus and became his wife
      4: a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia
         and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy

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