Hydra - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhaɪdrə|  American pronunciation of the word hydra
Brit.  |ˈhʌɪdrə|  British pronunciation of the word hydra
- (Greek mythology) monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones
- a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer (syn: snake)
- 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
- small tubular solitary freshwater hydrozoan polyp

Examples

we may be facing a hydra that defies any easy solution

Word forms

noun
singular: hydra
plural: hydras or hydrae
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