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  Definition of galaxy
  1. a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
  2. (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust; "`extragalactic nebula'' is a former name for `galaxy''"
  3. tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
Similar Words: extragalactic nebula, galax, wandflower, beetleweed, coltsfoot, Galax urceolata

 

Hyponyms: spiral galaxy, spiral nebula, Great Attractor, Magellanic Cloud, Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System

 

Member Meronyms: universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm, genus Galax

 

Language Translations:
Armenian: ծիրկաթին   Catalan: galàxia and Via Làctia  
Danish: galakse and Mælkevejen   Dutch: melkweg and sterrenstelsel  
Esperanto: galaksio   Estonian: galaktika and Linnutee  
Finnish: galaksi and Linnunrata   French: galaxie and Voie  
German: Galaxie and Milchstraße   Greek: γαλαξίας and ο γαλαξίας  
Hungarian: galaxis and Tejút   Indonesian: Bimasakti and galaksi  
Interlingua: galaxia and Via Lactee   Italian: galassia and Via Lattea  
Japanese: 銀河 and 天の川   Korean: 은하 and 은하수  
Latvian: galaktika   Maltese: galassja  
Persian: كهكشان and راه شیری   Polish: Droga Mleczna and galaktyka  
Portuguese: galáxia and Via Láctea   Romanian: Calea Lactee and galaxie  
Russian: Млечный путь and галактика   Spanish: galaxia and Via Lactea  
Swedish: galax and Vintergatan   Welsh: galaeth and Y Llwybr Llaethog  
 
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