wood nymph

noun

Definition of wood nymph

: a nymph living in woods

called also dryad

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wood nymphs were usually conceived as being both beautiful and amorous
Recent Examples on the Web Sam and Dean discover a wood nymph who is determined to protect her family at any cost. Washington Post, "What to watch on Thursday: ‘Charm City Kings’ on HBO Max," 8 Oct. 2020 Natalie Image, Simone McIntosh, Ashley Dixon, Philip Horst, Laura Krumm and Andrew Manea play assorted wood nymphs and forest denizens. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, "Fairy tale-like ‘Rusalka’ comes to SF Opera with stellar cast," 10 June 2019 Actors disguised as forest creatures, wood nymphs and deer, scampered about as the 850 students came to step away for one night from the horrific event that rocked all of their young lives. Anne Geggis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marjory Stoneman Douglas High prom: Dancing away from tragedy, mindful of the missing," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of wood nymph

1567, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Wood nymph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20nymph. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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