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Meaning of HAMADRYAD

Pronunciation:  `hamu'drIud

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja
  2. [n]  the nymph or spirit of a particular tree
 

HAMADRYAD is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: king cobra, Naja hannah, Ophiophagus hannan
 
 See Also: cobra, dryad, genus Ophiophagus, Ophiophagus, wood nymph

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ham"a*dry`ad\, n.; pl. E. {Hamadryads}, L.
{Hamadryades}. [L. Hamadryas, -adis, Gr. ?; ? together + ?
oak, tree: cf. F. hamadryade. See {Same}, and {Tree}.]
1. (Class. Myth.) A tree nymph whose life ended with that of
   the particular tree, usually an oak, which had been her
   abode.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A large venomous East Indian snake
   ({Orhiophagus bungarus}), allied to the cobras.

 

 

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