- Astronomy. a northern constellation between Cepheus and Perseus.
- Classical Mythology. the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.
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Except that I like their names, Aldebaran and Cassiopeia, and so on.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
This is not, like Ursa Major, or like Cassiopeia, said to be "circumpolar."The Story of the Heavens
Robert Stawell Ball
And the way to find this arc is to draw a curve from Capella to Cassiopeia.
The correct name of this constellation is Cassiopeia's Chair.
“I am glad to hear that you are going to give the ukelele to Cassiopeia,” said Uncle Henry.The Star People
- Greek myth the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
- a very conspicuous W-shaped constellation near the Pole Star. Cassiopeia A is a very strong radio and X-ray source, identified as the remnant of a supernova thought to have occurred in the late 17th century
northern constellation, in Greek mythology queen of Ethiopia and mother of Andromeda, from Latinized form of Greek Kassiepeia, Kassiopeia, of unknown etymology. Related: Cassiopeian.
- A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Cepheus.