[ drahy-uh s ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. dry-stone,
  2. dry-wall,
  3. dryad,
  4. dryadic,
  5. dryads,
  6. drybrush,
  7. dryden,
  8. dryden, john,
  9. drydenian,
  10. drydenic

Origin of dryas

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

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