Japanese andromeda
noun Etymology: New Latin Andromeda, genus of plants, from Latin Andromeda, Ethiopian princess, from Greek Andromedē Date: 1948 a shrubby evergreen heath (Pieris japonica) of southeastern Asia with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of usually whitish flowers

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  • Japanese andromeda — n. [see ANDROMEDA] an evergreen plant (Pieris japonica) of the heath family, with drooping racemes of bell shaped, white flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Japanese andromeda — noun broad leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers • Syn: ↑andromeda, ↑lily of the valley tree, ↑Pieris japonica • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Japanese-andromeda — japoninis bereinutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Pieris japonica), paplitęs Japonijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pieris japonica angl. Japanese andromeda; lily of the valley bush šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Japanese andromeda — an Asian evergreen shrub, Pieris japonica, of the heath family, having broad, glossy leaves and drooping clusters of whitish blossoms. Also called andromeda. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Japanese andromeda — Jap′anese′ androm′eda n. pln an Asian evergreen shrub, Pieris japonica, of the heath family, having broad, glossy leaves and drooping clusters of whitish blossoms • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • andromeda — /an drom i deuh/, n. See Japanese andromeda. [special use of ANDROMEDA] * * * In Greek mythology, the wife of Perseus. She was the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiope of Joppa in Palestine (called Ethiopia). Her mother boasted that… …   Universalium

  • andromeda — noun 1. broad leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers • Syn: ↑Japanese andromeda, ↑lily of the valley tree, ↑Pieris japonica • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • andromeda — noun Etymology: New Latin Andromeda, genus name, from Latin Date: circa 1760 any of several evergreen shrubs (genera Pieris and Andromeda) of the heath family; especially Japanese andromeda …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Andromeda Shun — Infobox animanga character name = Andromeda Shun series = Saint Seiya caption = Andromeda Shun by Masami Kurumada first = Manga chapter 4 Anime episode 2 creator = Masami Kurumada voiced by = Ryo Horikawa Yumi Touma Yūta Kasuya age = 13cite book… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Andromeda (AKA-15) — was an Andromeda class attack cargo ship named after the constellation Andromeda. She served as a commissioned ship for 13 years. History Andromeda was laid down on 22 September 1942 at Kearny, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock… …   Wikipedia

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