Hamadryad

Ham"a*dry`ad

(hm"*dr`d), n.;
pl. E. Hamadryads (-dz), L. Hamadryades (-dr"*dz).
[L. Hamadryas, -adis, Gr. "Amadrya`s; "a`ma together + dry^s oak, tree: cf. F. hamadryade. See Same, and Tree.]
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1. (Class. Myth.) A tree nymph whose life ended with that of the particular tree, usually an oak, which had been her abode.
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2. (Zol.) A large venomous East Indian snake (Ophiophagus bungarus), allied to the cobras.
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