wood nymph


Definition of wood nymph

: a nymph living in woods

called also dryad

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Synonyms for wood nymph


dryad, hamadryad, naiad, nymph, oread

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Examples of wood nymph in a Sentence

wood nymphs were usually conceived as being both beautiful and amorous

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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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