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