water nymph

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  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.

Origin of water nymph

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Related Words for water nymph

nix, Nereid, Oceanid, kelpie, mermaid, naiad

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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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