[ drahy-uhs ]

noun,plural dry·as.
  1. any creeping plant belonging to the genus Dryas, of the rose family, having solitary white or yellow flowers, comprising the mountain avens.

Origin of dryas

<New Latin, named after species of wood nymphs; see dryad

Words Nearby dryas

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How to use dryas in a sentence

  • He played too the melody of Dionysus and to it dryas footed the dance of the vintage.

    Essays on the Greek Romances | Elizabeth Hazelton Haight