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nereid

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noun ne·re·id \ˈnir-ē-əd\

Definition of nereid

  1. :  any of a family (Nereidae) of chiefly marine polychaete worms; especially :  any of a genus (Nereis) of usually large often greenish worms

nereid adjective


Origin of nereid

New Latin Nereidae, from Nereis, a genus, from Latin, Nereid


First Known Use: 1840

Rhymes with nereid


Nereid

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noun Ne·re·id \ˈnir-ē-əd\

Definition of Nereid

  1. :  any of the sea nymphs fathered by Nereus



Origin of nereid

Latin Nereid-, Nereis, from Greek Nēreid-, Nēreis, from Nēreus Nereus


First Known Use: 1606

Rhymes with nereid


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