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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The 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.

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

  • n. a deity or nymph of the woods

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