1. (Science: astronomy) a northern constellation, supposed to represent the mythical andromeda.

2. (Science: botany) a genus of ericaceous flowering plants of northern climates, of which the original species was found growing on a rock surrounded by water.

Origin: 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.

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