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Noun: hydra  hI-dru
  1. Trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality
    "we may be facing a hydra that defies any easy solution"
  2. Small tubular solitary freshwater hydrozoan polyp
Noun: Hydra
  1. A long faint constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer
    - Snake
  2. (Greek mythology) monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones
    "Hydra was slain by Hercules";
    - Lernaean Hydra

Derived forms: hydras

Type of: constellation, hydroid, hydrozoan, ill, mythical creature, mythical monster, prob [informal], problem, trouble

Part of: genus Hydra

Encyclopedia: Hydra, Saronic Islands