nymph

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nymph

noun

Definition of NYMPH

1
a mythical goddess represented as a young girl and said to live outdoors <she bought the book of fairy tales for the beautiful engravings of nymphs and fairies featured between the stories>
Related Words mermaid, Nereid, Oceanid, sea-maid (or sea-maiden), siren, water nymph
2
a young wingless often wormlike form (as a grub or caterpillar) that hatches from the egg of many insects <mayfly nymphs>
Synonyms naiad, nymph
Related Words pupa
3
a female person who has not yet reached adulthood <the neighborhood nymphs were gathered at the local pizza parlor, checking out the hot guys>
Synonyms filly, lass, lassie, miss, missy, nymph, sheila [Australian & New Zealand]

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