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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology A nymph, such as a naiad or Nereid, living in or near water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A goddess of any stream or other body of water, whether one of the Naiads, Nereids, or Oceanides.
  • A water lily (Nymphæa).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any dragon-fly.
  • n. A Naiad.
  • n. A plant of the genus Naias.
  • n. The water-lily, Castalia (Nymphæa).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fairy that inhabits water
  • n. submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
  • n. (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
  • n. a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions

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