wood nymph


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wood nymph

n.
1. A nymph of the forest; a dryad.
2. Any of various tropical hummingbirds of the genus Thalurania, found in the Americas.
3. Any of various satyrid butterflies, especially Cercyonis pegala of North America, having brownish wings with dark eyespots ringed with yellow.

wood nymph

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) one of a class of nymphs fabled to inhabit the woods, such as a dryad

wood′ nymph`


n.
1. a nymph of the woods; dryad.
2. a brown satyr butterfly, Cercyonis pegala, having a broad yellow band and black-and-white eyespots on each front wing.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wood nymph - a deity or nymph of the woods
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"
hamadryad - the nymph or spirit of a particular tree
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In the foreground were box-bordered walks, smooth, sleek lawns, and formal beds of gorgeous flowering plants, while here and there marble statues of wood nymph and satyr gleamed, sparkling in the brilliant sunlight, or, half shaded by an overhanging bush, took on a semblance of life from the riotous play of light and shadow as the leaves above them moved to and fro in the faint breeze.
Oh, ye wood nymphs and dryads, that dwell in the thickets of the forest, so may the nimble wanton satyrs by whom ye are vainly wooed never disturb your sweet repose, help me to lament my hard fate or at least weary not at listening to it!
Caption: A\J wood nymph Selina Vesely tells us about aspects of ecological economics, according to Katie Kish.
Wood Nymph fc.1850) William Edward Frost Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum BY--NC--ND
Today I have been working on 'The Birth of the Wood Nymph' a framed piece using inks and old papers behind layers of fused and etched glass.
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Choice may come down to the fillers: Lintu has a solid performance of Pohjola's Daughter while Vanska offers the beautiful, and rarelyheard, Wood Nymph.
A Chester B London C Birmingham D Bristol QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: In mythology a hamadryad was a wood nymph, but it is also which creature?
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The piece Toman and the Wood Nymph, composed in 1878, relates to Fibich's penchant for ballads, which a few years later gave rise to his concertante melodramas.
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