wood nymph

wood nymph
noun Date: 1567 a nymph living in woods — called also dryad

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wood nymph — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood nymph — wood′ nymph n. 1) myt a nymph of the woods; dryad 2) ent a brown satyr butterfly, Cercyonis pegala, having a broad yellow band and black and white eyespots on each front wing • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • wood nymph — n. 1. any of the nymphs who live in the woods; dryad 2. any of certain South American hummingbirds 3. any of several small U.S. noctuid moths (genus Euthisanotia) with white and brown forewings and yellow hind wings 4. SATYR (sense 4) …   English World dictionary

  • wood nymph — noun a deity or nymph of the woods • Syn: ↑dryad • Hypernyms: ↑nymph • Hyponyms: ↑hamadryad * * * noun 1. : a nymph living in woods called also …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood nymph — /ˈwʊd nɪmf/ (say wood nimf) noun a nymph of the woods, or a dryad …   Australian English dictionary

  • wood nymph — 1. (esp. in legend) a nymph of the woods; dryad. 2. a brown satyr butterfly, Minois alope, having a broad yellow band and black and white eyespots on each front wing. 3. any of several Central and South American hummingbirds, esp. of the genus… …   Universalium

  • wood-nymph — n. Hamadryad, dryad, nymph of the woods …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wood nymph — spirit of the forest; forest butterfly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wood nymph — noun 1》 (in folklore and classical mythology) a dryad or hamadryad. 2》 a brown American butterfly with eyespots on its wings. [Genus Cercyonis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • wood-nymph — …   Useful english dictionary

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