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[hahy-druh s] /ˈhaɪ drəs/
noun, genitive Hydri
[hahy-drahy] /ˈhaɪ draɪ/ (Show IPA).
the Water Snake, a southern constellation between Eridanus and Octans.
Origin of Hydrus
< Latin < Greek hýdros water serpent Unabridged
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  • Pliny tells us that the Hydrus lives in the water, and is exceedingly venomous.

  • Reticulum, the Net, is a small constellation to the east of Hydrus and Horologium.

    Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore
British Dictionary definitions for Hydrus


noun (Latin genitive) Hydri (ˈhaɪdraɪ)
a constellation near the S celestial pole lying close to Eridanus and Tucana and containing part of the Small Magellanic cloud
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from Greek hudros water serpent, from hudōr water
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