- the Water Snake, a southern constellation between Eridanus and Octans.
Origin of Hydrus
< Latin < Greek hýdros water serpent
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- a constellation near the S celestial pole lying close to Eridanus and Tucana and containing part of the Small Magellanic cloud
C17: from Latin, from Greek hudros water serpent, from hudōr water
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