[ hahy-druhs ]

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

Origin of Hydrus

<Latin <Greek hýdros water serpent

Words Nearby Hydrus

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How to use Hydrus in a sentence

  • 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
  • And below this gulf the first town is Dryus, which is now called Hydrus.

    Procopius | Procopius

British Dictionary definitions for Hydrus


/ (ˈhaɪdrəs) /

nounLatin 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

Origin of Hydrus

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

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