wood nymph

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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.

Nearby words

  1. wood lily,
  2. wood lot,
  3. wood louse,
  4. wood meadow grass,
  5. wood mouse,
  6. wood opal,
  7. wood owl,
  8. wood pewee,
  9. wood pigeon,
  10. wood pitch

Origin of wood nymph

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for wood nymph

wood nymph

noun

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