Definition of Hamadryad

1. Noun. The nymph or spirit of a particular tree.

Generic synonyms: Dryad, Wood Nymph



2. Noun. Large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja.
Exact synonyms: King Cobra, Naja Hannah, Ophiophagus Hannah
Generic synonyms: Cobra
Group relationships: Genus Ophiophagus, Ophiophagus

Definition of Hamadryad

1. n. A tree nymph whose life ended with that of the particular tree, usually an oak, which had been her abode.

Definition of Hamadryad

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) A wood-nymph who was physically a part of her tree; fell the tree, kill the nymph. ¹

2. Noun. The king cobra. ¹

3. Noun. A kind of baboon, ''Papio hamadryas'', venerated by the ancient Egyptians. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hamadryad

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Medical Definition of Hamadryad

1. Origin: L. Hamadryas, -adis, Gr.; together + oak, tree: cf. F. Hamadryade. See Same, and Tree. 1. A tree nymph whose life ended with that of the particular tree, usually an oak, which had been her abode. 2. A large venomous East Indian snake (Orhiophagus bungarus), allied to the cobras. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Hamadryad

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1. History of English Poetry from the Twelfth to the Close of the Sixteenth Century by Thomas Warton, William Carew Hazlitt, Richard Price (1871)
"... and an hamadryad. How far the Duergar of the Edda were originally ... relative to the hamadryad, who threatened ..."

2. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"... Lost Geographical Books—Valuable Account from BC 350—Theory of a Sunken Continent—Adverse Criticism of Strabo Refuted—The hamadryad—Story of the Modern ..."

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