Definition of limpid
- limpid prose
- the benign effects of a limpid childhood
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the limpid waters of the stream
her eyes are the blue of a limpid stream of water
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Since the early 1600s, "limpid" has been used in English to describe things that have the soft clearness of pure water. The aquatic connection is not incidental; language scholars believe that "limpid" probably traces to "lympha," a Latin word meaning "water." That same Latin root is also the source of the word lymph, the English name for the pale liquid that helps maintain the body's fluid balance and that removes bacteria from tissues.
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