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A nymph, such as a naiad or Nereid, living in or near water.
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) any fabled nymph of the water, such as the Naiad, Nereid, or Oceanid of Greek mythology
2. (Plants) any of various aquatic plants, esp a water lily or a naiad
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a nymph of the water, as a naiad, a Nereid, or an Oceanid.
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|Noun||1.||water nymph - submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water|
|2.||water nymph - a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions|
water lily - an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
|3.||water nymph - (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
sea nymph - (Greek mythology) a water nymph who was the daughter of Oceanus or Nereus
nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
naiad - (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains
|4.||water nymph - a fairy that inhabits water |
undine - any of various female water spirits
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