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

  • n. A sprite or nymph that inhabits or haunts a body of water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A sprite, or spirit, imagined as inhabiting the water.

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

  • n. a fairy that inhabits water
  • n. aquatic fern of tropical America often used in aquariums


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