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Noun: hamadryad  ,ha-mu'drI-ud
  1. The nymph or spirit of a particular tree
  2. Large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja
    - king cobra, Ophiophagus hannah, Naja hannah

Derived forms: hamadryads

Type of: cobra, dryad, wood nymph

Part of: genus Ophiophagus, Ophiophagus

Encyclopedia: Hamadryad