hamadryad


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

hamadryad,

in zoology: see cobracobra,
name for African and Asian snakes of the family Elapidae that are equipped with inflatable neck hoods. The family also includes the African mambas, the Asian kraits, the New World coral snakes and a large number of Australian snakes.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
BIG CLEAR-UP 320 bags of rubbish collected by volunteers in Hamadryad Park nature reserve Team tackles Hamadryad Park in Cardiff
When Ovid's bleeding hamadryad begins to speak in book 8 of the Metamorphoses, she identifies herself only as a follower of Ceres and offers a brief prophetic curse, directed at her impius attacker:
Which venomous snake is also known as the hamadryad? 10.
A Chester B London C Birmingham D Bristol QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: In mythology a hamadryad was a wood nymph, but it is also which creature?
semplice, hamadryad, same summer in a different year; sand blind,
There is something of the untamed mythic creatures of the greenwood about her, something of the hamadryad or the woodwose or 'of faery damsels met in forest wide/By Knights of Logres, or of Lyonesse'.
Nancy Allison, a New York dancer, choreographer, and educator, staged three of Erdman's early works on Hofstra dancers: Daughters of the Lonesome Isle (1945), which she had performed with Erdman in 1977; and two solos, Hamadryad (1948), and Creature on a Journey (1943) that Allison had performed and widely toured.
But they have also photographed illegal dealers in big cats; established Ireland's only monkey sanctuary; investigated pet shops, and found a leopard, a black panther, two young Siberian tigers, two rhesus monkeys a dead ferret, two adult lions, four tigers, a hamadryad baboon, a lion and puma in cages in a garden.
(6) achieved complete protection of four of five hamadryad baboons by vaccinating them with an inactivated EBOV vaccine.
When the Hamadryad, a king cobra, later explains to them, "Tonight the small are free from the great and the great protect the small" (172), that, of course, is in keeping with the nature of carnival.
Another person to benefit from the scheme is Rhian Carbis, head of Hamadryad School, in Cardiff, who has been working with an Urdd external apprentice.