hamadryad hamadryad


  1. (n) the nymph or spirit of a particular tree
  2. (n) large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja

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  • "Confusables like effect and affect are included, as are familiar words like hamadryad and phlebitis," said Barber, chief dictionary editor at Oxford in Toronto. "But unlike any other dictionary of hard words, this one favours Canadian...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Katherine Barber Source: Vancouver Sun

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