wood nymph


noun

(especially in legend) a nymph of the woods; dryad.
a brown satyr butterfly, Minois alope, having a broad yellow band and black-and-white eyespots on each front wing.
any of several Central and South American hummingbirds, especially of the genus Thalurania.

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Origin of wood nymph

First recorded in 1570–80
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wood nymph

noun

one of a class of nymphs fabled to inhabit the woods, such as a dryad
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