noun, plural ham·a·dry·ads, ham·a·dry·a·des [ham-uh-drahy-uh-deez] /ˌhæm əˈdraɪ əˌdiz/.
- ham's test,
- hamadryas baboon,
Origin of hamadryad
Examples from the Web for hamadryad
Were you to tell me that you saw a hamadryad coming out of yon beech-tree, I should not contradict you because I could not see it.Barbara Lynn|Emily J. Jenkinson
Science (or rather half-way science) scoffs at reminiscence of dryad and hamadryad, and of trees speaking.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
It is a place in which a poet might look for a glimpse of a Hamadryad.Gryll Grange|Thomas Love Peacock
Why, you'll look like a hamadryad, all in these wood browns!A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Hamadryad, a wood-nymph identified with a particular tree that was born with it and that died with it.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
Word Origin for hamadryad
late 14c., from Greek hamadryas (plural hamadryades) "wood-nymph," fabled to die with her tree, from hama "together" (see same) + drus (genitive dryos) "tree."