Hydrus

noun

astronomy
: a small southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Tucana and Mensa and that is represented by the figure of a snake
… a small constellation in the southern sky called Hydrus, which means "male water snake."Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein, Knoxville (Tennessee) News-Sentinel, 18 Apr. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hydrus was in 1675

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“Hydrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hydrus. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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