hamadryad


hama·dry·ad

noun \ˌha-mə-ˈdrī-əd, -ˌad\

Definition of HAMADRYAD

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Examples of HAMADRYAD

  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

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

hama·dry·ad

noun \ˌham-ə-ˈdrī-əd, -ˌad\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HAMADRYAD

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