noun, plural hy·dras, hy·drae [hahy-dree] /ˈhaɪ dri/ for 1–3, genitive hy·drae [hahy-dree] /ˈhaɪ dri/ for 4.
Origin of hydra
Examples from the Web for hydra
But this may be like the Hydra, where something new can grow in its place.
Antifragile things, meanwhile, are strengthened by it—just as Hydra grows stronger and more multiheaded with every decapitation.A Manifesto for Disorder: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s ‘Antifragile’ Reviewed|Robert Herritt|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The gang is a hydra, he said, and Suffolk County has seen fluctuations in gang activity.Central American Gang MS-13 Cuts Swath of Murder and Mayhem Across Long Island|Matthew DeLuca|June 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Glaring round, in search of a hydra which did not smile, the speaker discovered it in the reporters' gallery.The Red Room|August Strindberg
He thought he saw a serpent of the hydra kind, with nine heads, ready to seize him.The Little Gleaner, Vol. X.|Various
He was as motionless as a corpse, while his thoughts wallowed on the earth and soared, now like the hydra, now like the eagle.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Hercules's second labor was to kill the Hydra, a nine-headed monster that infested the marshes of Lerna.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
We shall have cut the gordian knot of slavery, and the death agonies of the hydra would soon be visible.