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Cassiope

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Etymology

From the northern constellation Cassiopeia, because of its proximity to the celestial pole.

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Cassiope

  1. (botany): A taxonomic genus of circumboreal shrubs in the family Ericaceae. The plants are used as fuel by native peoples in the Arctic..

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Etymology

From the Greek Κασσιόπεια or Κασσιόπη.

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Cassiope

  1. (Greek mythology): Proud wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda, queen of Eritrea. When she boasted that her beauty was equal to that of the Nereids, she was punished by Poseidon.
  2. (astronomy): A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing Queen Cassiopeia from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Cepheus and Perseus.

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