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1 a mythical goddess represented as a young girl and said to live outdoors
  • she bought the book of fairy tales for the beautiful engravings of nymphs and fairies featured between the stories

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2 a young wingless often wormlike form (as a grub or caterpillar) that hatches from the egg of many insects
  • mayfly nymphs

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3 a female person who has not yet reached adulthood
  • the neighborhood nymphs were gathered at the local pizza parlor

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

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“Nymph.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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