nereid

noun (1)
ne·​re·​id | \ ˈnir-ē-əd How to pronounce nereid (audio) \

Definition of nereid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Nereid

noun (2)
Ne·​re·​id | \ ˈnir-ē-əd How to pronounce Nereid (audio) \

Definition of Nereid (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of the sea nymphs fathered by Nereus

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nereid adjective

First Known Use of nereid

Noun (1)

1774, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nereid

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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