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Andromeda


ANDROM'EDA, noun

1. A northern constellation, behind Pegasus, Cassiopeia and Perseus, representing the figure of a woman chained. The stars in this constellation, in Ptolemy's catalogue, are 23; in Tycho's 22; in Bayer's 27; in Flamsted's 84.

2. The name of a celebrated tragedy of Euripides, now lost.