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hamadryad

[ ham-uh-drahy-uhd, -ad ]
/ 藢h忙m 蓹藞dra瑟 蓹d, -忙d /
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noun, plural ham路a路dry路ads, ham路a路dry路a路des [ham-uh-drahy-uh-deez]. /藢h忙m 蓹藞dra瑟 蓹藢diz/.
Classical Mythology. a dryad who is the spirit of a particular tree.
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Origin of hamadryad

<Latin, stem of Ham膩dryas wood nymph <Greek, equivalent to hama together with (cognate with same) + dry谩sdryad
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British Dictionary definitions for hamadryad

hamadryad
/ (藢h忙m蓹藞dra瑟蓹d, -忙d) /

noun
classical myth one of a class of nymphs, each of which inhabits a tree and dies with it
another name for king cobra

Word Origin for hamadryad

C14: from Latin Ham膩dryas, from Greek Hamadruas, from hama together with + drus tree; see dryad
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