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hydra

hy·dra

hydra

pronunciation:
haI dr
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part of speech: noun
inflections: hydrae, hydras
definition 1: (usu. cap.) in Greek mythology, the serpent with nine heads, of which one was immortal, slain by Hercules.
definition 2: a many-sided problem that persists or grows worse even after part of it is solved.
definition 3: any of various small freshwater polyps with a cylindrical body and tentacles surrounding an oral opening.
definition 4: a constellation of the southern sky that is the largest of all.