nais

noun
na·​is | \ ˈnāə̇s \

Definition of nais

1 plural naises\ -​sə̇z \ or naides\ ˈnāəˌdēz \ : a river nymph : naiad
2 capitalized [New Latin, from Latin, naiad] : a large genus of small aquatic oligochaete worms that is the type of the family Naididae

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“Nais.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nais. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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