Definition of Cassiopeia
1 : the wife of King Cepheus who gives birth to Andromeda and is later changed into a constellation
2 [Latin (genitive Cassiopeiae), from Greek Kassiopeia] : a northern constellation between Andromeda and Cepheus
Origin of cassiopeia
Latin, from Greek Kassiopeia
First Known Use: 1596
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