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Hydra
used in Henry IV, Part 2

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Definition
Greek mythology:  a monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones

or more generally (as a common noun):

trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality
  • I sent your grace The parcels and particulars of our grief, The which hath been with scorn shoved from the court, Whereon this Hydra son of war is born; Whose dangerous eyes may well be charm'd asleep With grant of our most just and right desires, And true obedience, of this madness cured, Stoop tamely to the foot of majesty.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Another part of the forest (30% in)

There are no more uses of "Hydra" in Henry IV, Part 2.

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