[ hahy-druhs ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəs /
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noun, genitive Hy·dri [hahy-drahy]. /ˈhaɪ draɪ/. Astronomy.
the Water Snake, a southern constellation between Eridanus and Octans.
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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.The Fables of Phdrus|Phaedrus
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) /
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 for Hydrus
C17: from Latin, from Greek hudros water serpent, from hudōr water
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