andromeda

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an·drom·eda

noun \an-ˈdrä-mə-də\

Definition of ANDROMEDA

:  any of several evergreen shrubs (genera Pieris and Andromeda) of the heath family; especially :  japanese andromeda

Origin of ANDROMEDA

New Latin Andromeda, genus name, from Latin
First Known Use: 1754

An·drom·e·da

noun \an-ˈdrä-mə-də\

Definition of ANDROMEDA

1
:  an Ethiopian princess of Greek mythology rescued from a monster by her future husband Perseus
2
[Latin (genitive Andromedae)] :  a northern constellation directly south of Cassiopeia between Pegasus and Perseus

Origin of ANDROMEDA

Latin, from Greek Andromedē
First Known Use: 1551

an·drom·e·da

noun \an-ˈdräm-əd-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANDROMEDA

1
capitalized : a small genus of low evergreen boreal or arctic shrubs of the heath family (Ericaceae) having drooping white or pinkish flowers in terminal umbels and including several that are sources of andromedotoxin
2
: any plant of the genus Andromeda

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