wood nymph


: a nymph living in woods

called also dryad

Examples of wood nymph in a Sentence

wood nymphs were usually conceived as being both beautiful and amorous
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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wood nymph was in 1567

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“Wood nymph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20nymph. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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