1. [ noun ] a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
Related terms: collection
2. [ noun ] (botany) 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
Synonyms: cold's_foot wandflower beetleweed Galax_urceolata coltsfoot galax
Related terms: herb genus_Galax
3. [ noun ] (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
Synonyms: extragalactic_nebula

"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

Related terms: collection Magellanic_Cloud great_attractor spiral_galaxy Milky_Way universe universe star cosmic_dust astronomy
Similar spelling:   galax