American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nymph of the forest; a dryad.
- n. Any of several tropical hummingbirds of the genera Thalurania and Cyanophaia.
- n. Any of various butterflies of the family Satyridae, especially Cercyonis pegala, having brownish wings with dark eyespots.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A goddess of the woods; a dryad.
- n. The humming-bird Thalurania glaucopis.
- n. One of several zygænid moths, of the genus Eudryas, as E. grata, the beautiful wood-nymph, and E. unio, the pearl wood-nymph. The larvæ of both of these species feed on the vine in the United States.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (a), (Zoöl.), (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of handsomely colored South American humming birds belonging to the genus Thalurania. The males are bright blue, or green and blue.
- n. a deity or nymph of the woods
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