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noun as in female nature spirit

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The bugs have very little Massospora in them when they’re in their nymph stage, one of the times when they’re ideal for eating, Lovett said.

This recipe calls for tenerals, though you could try it with nymphs.

Six to 10 weeks later, the eggs hatch into tiny nymphs, which fall to the earth and tunnel underground.

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At that point, the nymphs will surface again, climb out and promptly ascend the nearest tall object.

Six to eight weeks later, the eggs will develop into nymphs, which will then fall back to earth and dig themselves underground.

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First, a naiad is a water nymph in Greek myth—a woman who looked over the waterways.

Taurus draws on the myth of Io, the nymph who was turned into a snow-white cow.

The nymph-muse is a part that Portman was in some ways born for.

I have consulted God and demigod; the nymph of the river, and what I far more admire and trust, my blue-eyed Minerva.

It runs thus:—Saradvat, by the magnitude of his penances, frightened Indra, who sent a celestial nymph to tempt him.

But I'm going to stay on and see my nymph safely through her dark days.

Epimenides of Cnossos was born of the loves of a mortal and a nymph.

But in the times before Shakespeare the name was more poetically said to be derived from the nymph Phyllis.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nymph, such as: dryad, fairy, goddess, mermaid, naiad, and nymphet.

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