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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

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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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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
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.
For a while, I imagined wood nymphs prancing around in the forests, foraging for wild mushrooms that went into the soup.
Violet is a fairy who lives in a magical land complete with both a wizard and wood nymphs.
The combination of forest and figures, occasionally with a sofa contradictorily moved from the interior and placed in the front of the scene, provokes myriad images: Twelfth Night, Robin Hood, wood nymphs, fairies, secret tree houses, Mediaeval warfare, hunter-gatherers, midsunimer parties, serial killers, forbidden lovers, boy scouts.
Murad's journey into the rabbit hole landed his guests among wood nymphs covered in twig and branch applique, which he dramatically set against nude transparents.
Not so at Siren School, the fantasy camp company whose tutelage encompasses mermaids, flappers, wood nymphs, genies, courtesans and other siren archetypes.
This is also the likely origin of folk legends such as the green man, dryads and wood nymphs, which have begun to influence my work.
ISLAMABAD, March 06, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Established artist Raja Changez Sultan will unveil his new collection of the Wood Nymphs series on spirit-like figures in landscape setting here on March 8 at Tanzara Gallery.
It's hard, even for them, at first to identify all our local swallowtails, sulphurs, coppers, elfins, hairstreaks, fritillaries, skippers, duskywings, sootywings, admirals, viceroys, Baltimores, crescent spots, commas, question marks, mourning cloaks, harvesters, painted ladies, satyrs, wood nymphs and dozens of other nectar-sipping, flitting flower-worshippers.