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
Cassiopeia's Chair, a group of six
stars, in Cassiopeia, somewhat resembling a chair.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Cassiope`ia, queen of Ethiopia, mother of Andromeda, placed after
death among the constellations; a constellation well north in the
northern sky of five stars in the figure of a W.
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