Definition of Hydrus in English:


Syllabification: Hy·drus
Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəs
  • 1An inconspicuous southern constellation (the Water Snake), between the star Achernar and the south celestial pole. Compare with Hydra ( sense 2).
  • 1.1 (as genitive Hydri /-drī/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Hydri


Latin, from Greek hudros.

More definitions of Hydrus

Definition of Hydrus in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space