nymphs

plural of nymph
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as in mermaids
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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as in larvae
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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as in girls
a female person who has not yet reached adulthood the neighborhood nymphs were gathered at the local pizza parlor

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“Nymphs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nymphs. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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