noun, plural dry·ads, dry·a·des [drahy-uh-deez]. /ˈdraɪ əˌdiz/. (often initial capital letter)Classical Mythology.
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Origin of dryad
OTHER WORDS FROM dryaddry·ad·ic [drahy-ad-ik], /draɪˈæd ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for dryad
"It should have opened and imprisoned you, as a truant dryad," said he.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
Then in a flash Rhcus remembered his promise to the Dryad, and throwing away his dice, he hurried to the trysting-place.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
Dryad spun about and threw her head far on one side to scan the whole bare room.Once to Every Man|Larry Evans
"You can't help not being a dryad," she said, and now she smiled, and her smile transformed her face as sunlight does a landscape.The Incredible Honeymoon|E. Nesbit
You can almost fancy it some dryad decked for her bridal, in maidenly day-dreaming too lovely to last.The Soul of the Far East|Percival Lowell