noun dry·as \ˈdrīəs\

Definition of dryas

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of arctic and alpine tufted plants (family Rosaceae) with simple leaves and white or yellow solitary flowers

  2. 2 plural dryas :  any plant of the genus Dryas

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of dryas

New Latin, from Latin

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dryas? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!