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water nymph

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noun
  1. a nymph of the water, as a naiad, a Nereid, or an Oceanid.
  2. water lily.
  3. any aquatic plant of the genus Najas, having narrow, opposite leaves.
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Origin of water nymph

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Related Words

nix, Nereid, Oceanid, kelpie, mermaid, naiad

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water nymph

noun
  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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