Definition of hamadryad in English:
1 (also Hamadryad) Greek & Roman Mythology A nymph who lives in a tree and dies when the tree dies.
- As dryads are generally spirits of oak trees, hamadryads exhibit more power over the forest.
- Mortals harmed the hamadryads by killing their trees.
- A hamadryad gets her power from her tree, and a dryad gets her power from the whole forest.
Via Latin from Greek hamadruas, from hama 'together' + drus 'tree'.
Words that rhyme with hamadryadjeremiad, semi-retired, underwired, undesired, unexpired, uninspired
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