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English noun: galaxy

1. galaxy (group) a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

2. galaxy (plant) 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

Synonymsbeetleweed, coltsfoot, galax, Galax urceolata, wandflower

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Member meronymgenus Galax

3. galaxy (group) (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust

Samples`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'.

Synonymsextragalactic nebula

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)Great Attractor, Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System, spiral galaxy, spiral nebula

Instance hyponymMagellanic Cloud

Member holonymstar

Member meronymcosmos, creation, existence, macrocosm, universe, world

Substance holonymcosmic dust

Domain categoryastronomy, uranology

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