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dryad

Syllabification: dry·ad
Pronunciation: /ˈdrīˌad, -əd
 
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Definition of dryad in English:

noun

(In folklore and Greek mythology) a nymph inhabiting a forest or a tree, especially an oak tree.
Example sentences
  • From the start, I have recognized the dryads and spirits in the many trees I regularly pass and interact with.
  • They enter a beautiful meadow, whereupon Don Quijote practices the part of a lunatic - loudly telling the gods, nymphs and dryads of the meadow of his scorned love for Dulcinea.
  • The dryads, the flower faeries and the nymphs dwelled in various trees and plants around the forest.

Origin

via Old French and Latin from Greek druas, druad- 'tree nymph', from drus 'tree'.

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