noun ne·re·is \ˈnirēə̇s\

Definition of nereis

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of Nereidae comprising usually large, often dimorphic, and frequently greenish polychaete worms — see clam worm

  2. 2 plural nereides :  any marine worm of the genus Nereis

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Origin and Etymology of nereis

New Latin Nereid-, Nereis, from Latin, Nereid

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