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Hydrus

[hahy-druh s]
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noun, genitive Hy·dri [hahy-drahy] /ˈhaɪ draɪ/. Astronomy.
  1. the Water Snake, a southern constellation between Eridanus and Octans.
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Origin of Hydrus

< Latin < Greek hýdros water serpent
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Historical Examples

  • Pliny tells us that the hydrus lives in the water, and is exceedingly venomous.

    The Fables of Phdrus

    Phaedrus

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


British Dictionary definitions for hydrus

Hydrus

noun Latin genitive Hydri (ˈhaɪdraɪ)
  1. a constellation near the S celestial pole lying close to Eridanus and Tucana and containing part of the Small Magellanic cloud
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin, from Greek hudros water serpent, from hudōr water
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