nereid

noun ne·re·id \ ˈnir-ē-əd \

Definition of nereid

: any of a family (Nereidae) of chiefly marine polychaete worms; especially : any of a genus (Nereis) of usually large often greenish worms

nereid

adjective

Origin and Etymology of nereid

New Latin Nereidae, from Nereis, a genus, from Latin, Nereid


Nereid

noun Ne·re·id \ ˈnir-ē-əd \

Definition of Nereid

: any of the sea nymphs fathered by Nereus

Origin and Etymology of nereid

Latin Nereid-, Nereis, from Greek Nēreid-, Nēreis, from Nēreus Nereus


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