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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having many facets or aspects, especially difficult or intractable ones: a hydra-headed social problem.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having numerous heads, like the Lernæan Hydra; hence, difficult of extirpation; self-renewing; springing up again after suppression, as abuses, vices, and the like.


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