hamadryad

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noun hama·dry·ad \ ˌha-mə-ˈdrī-əd , -ˌad \

Definition of hamadryad

Examples of hamadryad in a Sentence

  1. the ancients believed that hamadryads adopted particular trees as their permanent dwelling places

Origin and Etymology of hamadryad

Latin hamadryad-, hamadryas, from Greek, from hama together with + dryad-, dryas dryad — more at same

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hamadryad

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noun hama·dry·ad \ ˌham-ə-ˈdrī-əd, -ˌad \

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