Hydrus definition

hīdrəs
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Tucana and Mensa.
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(place, proper) A S constellation near the celestial pole.
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(astronomy) A winter constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a small serpent. It lies between the constellations Mensa and Tucana. It is not to be confused with the constellation Hydra.
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Origin of hydrus

  • Latin from Greek hudros water snake wed-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From Latin hydrus, a "water serpent", originally from Ancient Greek Ύδρα (Hydra)

    From Wiktionary