nereid


ne·re·id

noun \ˈnir-ē-əd\

Definition of NEREID

:  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

Ne·re·id

noun \ˈnir-ē-əd\

Definition of NEREID

:  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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