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Meaning of CASSIOPEIA

Pronunciation:  `kaseeu'peeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a W-shaped constellation in the northern hemisphere near Polaris
 

CASSIOPEIA is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: constellation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cas`si*o*pe"ia\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?.] (Astron.)
A constellation of the northern hemisphere, situated between
Cepheus and Perseus; -- so called in honor of the wife of
Cepheus, a fabulous king of Ethiopia.

{Cassiopeia's Chair}, a group of six stars, in Cassiopeia,
   somewhat resembling a chair.

 

 

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