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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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