(In folklore and Greek mythology) a nymph inhabiting a forest or a tree, especially an oak tree.
More 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.
via Old French and Latin from Greek druas, druad- 'tree nymph', from drus 'tree'.
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