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proper noun 
  1. (greekmyth) A mythological serpent with seven heads, slain by Hercules as one of his twelve labours. Also called the Lernaean Hydra.
  2. (constellation) A spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a serpent. It lies just south of the zodiac and contains the star Alphard.
  3. (astronomy) The name of one of Pluto's moons. (Named 21 June 2006).
Etymology: From Latin, Hydra, the mythical serpent, originally from Ancient Greek (hydra)


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noun (hydr, ae , pl2=hydras)
  1. Any of several small freshwater polyps of the genus Hydra and related genera, having a naked cylindrical body and an oral opening surrounded by tentacles.

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