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Definition of wood nymph in English:

noun

1(In folklore and classical mythology) a nymph inhabiting woodland, especially a dryad or hamadryad.
Example sentences
  • A beautiful woman - supposedly a wood nymph - stood partly in the shadows, with moonlight streaming down upon her.
  • A manipulative wood nymph, Dunphia, competes for the attentions of the impressionable Keano with the pink dolphin god, Fergie.
  • It bounded towards her, revealing a short wood nymph with impossibly tangled grey hair.
2A brown American butterfly of grassy habitats and light woodland, with large eyespots on the forewings and smaller ones on the hindwings.
  • Genus Cercyonis, subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae: several species
Example sentences
  • I believe they were mostly Harris's checkerspots and wood nymphs, or the like, but there were also the occasional monarchs, swallowtails, and mourning cloaks.

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