noun, plural dry·as.
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Colder and marshy situations, where there is no reflected heat, produce Pedicularis hirsuta and flammea, with Dryas octopetala.Lachesis Lapponica|Carl von Linn
There are only a few kinds of Dryas, shrubby plants, living in cold and arctic regions.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers|Margaret Armstrong
The mountain avens, Dryas octopetala, belongs to the same nat.
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
The first signal from the mother, a mellow, solicitous coo-ee transforms them into immovable pebbles or tufts of dryas.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2)|Arthur Cleveland Bent