water nymph

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  1. a nymph of the water, as a naiad, a Nereid, or an Oceanid.

  1. any aquatic plant of the genus Najas, having narrow, opposite leaves.

Origin of water nymph

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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How to use water nymph in a sentence

  • She looked like a water nymph herself, so much of her time had been spent in her beloved water.

    The Silent Readers | William D. Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for water nymph

water nymph

  1. any fabled nymph of the water, such as the Naiad, Nereid, or Oceanid of Greek mythology

  2. any of various aquatic plants, esp a water lily or a naiad

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