dryad

[ drahy-uh d, -ad ]SEE DEFINITION OF dryad
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRYAD

It was a dressing-room for a nymph of the woods, for a dryad, for Diana herself.

He bit his tongue painfully in covering that slip, but Dryad had not seemed to notice it.

Though—but tell me about the Dryad who was engaged to be married.

All his life he longed to see the dryad whom he had lost for ever.

Knock at the rough rind of this ilex-tree, and summon forth the Dryad!

Our first object was to ascertain the position of the Dryad.

This was, that a kiss from a Dryad made a person ten years younger.

This was that a kiss from a Dryad made a person ten years younger.

And I squeezed also the hand of the Dryad, and blushed when I danced with her.

As with the Greek dryad, her life is bound up with that of a tree.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Latin dryas, from Greek dryas (plural dryades) "wood nymph," from drus (genitive dryos) "oak," from PIE *deru- "tree, wood, oak" (see tree (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DRYAD

nymph

nounfemale nature spirit
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