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naiad

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1 a mythical goddess represented as a young girl and said to live outdoors
  • in Greek mythology, naiads supposedly drowned the young men with whom they became enamored

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2 a young wingless often wormlike form (as a grub or caterpillar) that hatches from the egg of many insects
  • students in science class learning how to distinguish a dragonfly naiad from an earthworm

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The first known use of naiad was in the 14th century

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“Naiad.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/naiad. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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