1. [noun] a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)

  2. [noun] 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: galax, wandflower, beetleweed, coltsfoot, Galax urceolata

  3. [noun] (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust; "`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"
    Synonyms: extragalactic nebula


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