- 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
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Examples from the Web for dryas
The mountain avens, Dryas octopetala, belongs to the same nat.
There are only a few kinds of Dryas, shrubby plants, living in cold and arctic regions.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
He played too the melody of Dionysus and to it Dryas footed the dance of the vintage.
But Dryas chasing a dog who had stolen some meat rushed out-doors, met Daphnis and brought him home.
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