hama·​dry·​ad ˌha-mə-ˈdrī-əd How to pronounce hamadryad (audio)

Examples of hamadryad in a Sentence

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hamadryad was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hamadryad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hamadryad. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


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