dryas

[ drahy-uhs ]
/ ˈdraɪ əs /

noun, plural dry·as.

any creeping plant belonging to the genus Dryas, of the rose family, having solitary white or yellow flowers, comprising the mountain avens.

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Origin of dryas

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