noun, plural nym·phae [nim-fee] /ˈnɪm fi/.
Anatomy. one of the inner labia of the vulva.
Origin of nympha
< Latin nympha
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Nympha odorata (sweet water-lily), a few in West Branch, 1853.
Nympha macrantha and Nodorata minor are also highly suitable.
Thetis was styled Nympha, merely because she was supposed to be water.
Kyamos in the Greek language appears to signify, not only a bean, but also the fruit or bean of the Nympha nelumbo.
Who does not love the beautiful water-lily, the Nympha odorata of our ponds and lakes?
British Dictionary definitions for nympha
noun plural -phae (-fiː)
anatomy either one of the labia minoraAlso called: labium minus pudendi
Word Origin for nympha
C17: from Latin: bride, nymph
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n. pl. nym•phae (-fē)
Related formsnym′phal adj.
Either of the labia minora.
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