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Definition of 'andromeda'


  1. broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
       Synonyms: 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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