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hamadryad

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noun hama·dry·ad \ˌha-mə-ˈdrī-əd, -ˌad\

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  1. <the ancients believed that hamadryads adopted particular trees as their permanent dwelling places>



Origin of hamadryad

Latin hamadryad-, hamadryas, from Greek, from hama together with + dryad-, dryas dryad — more at same


First Known Use: 14th century

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hamadryad

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noun hama·dry·ad \ˌham-ə-ˈdrī-əd, -ˌad\

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