noun, plural dry·ads, dry·a·des [drahy-uh-deez] /ˈdraɪ əˌdiz/. (often initial capital letter) Classical Mythology.
Origin of dryad
Related formsdry·ad·ic [drahy-ad-ik] /draɪˈæd ɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for dryad
It was a sort of natural lane down which I rushed, whose other end debouched into the Dryad's Glade.
Dryad spun about and threw her head far on one side to scan the whole bare room.Once to Every Man|Larry Evans
From 1868 to 1870 he commanded the “Dryad,” and was engaged in the suppression of the slave trade.
Later, with the sun swinging exactly at meridian, I took my staff and headed down the road, intending for the Dryad's Glade.
There was a reason, then, for the complex, warring nature of the Dryad.