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.

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.


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