hamadryad

noun
hama·​dry·​ad | \ ˌha-mə-ˈdrī-əd How to pronounce hamadryad (audio) , -ˌad \

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

First Known Use of hamadryad

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Hamadryad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hamadryad. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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hamadryad

noun
hama·​dry·​ad | \ ˌham-ə-ˈdrī-əd, -ˌad How to pronounce hamadryad (audio) \

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