(1) A splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
(2) (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'"
(3) 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
From from . The Milky Way, which seen in the night sky from the Earth's viewpoint, forms a "milky way" or "road of milk", as the spiral arm of the galaxy forms a streak we can faintly see.
- a collection of billions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. of which there are billions in the known universe. They usually form spiral or elliptical shapes likely due to a central gravity well (i.e. supermassive black hole), but some form irregular shapes (especially if they are broken away from another galaxy).
- our Milky Way galaxy