from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A divinity presiding over forests and trees; a wood nymph.
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- n. In Greek myth, a female tree spirit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wood nymph; a nymph whose life was bound up with that of her tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mythology, a deity or nymph of the woods; a nymph supposed to reside in trees or preside over woods. See hamadryad.
- n. In zoology, a kind of dormouse, Myoxus dryas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deity or nymph of the woods
A fat middle-aged dryad is a dreadful sight, I always think.
But she was sure that the dryad was the key to passage, and that there was some kind of price that would persuade her.
Yes, better than a fairy, a dryad, that is a fairy of the tree.
Across the gallery and down the stair -- it might have been the Golden Stair linking Near with Far -- came a score of exquisite women in all the glory of their youth, of perfect physical beauty and splendid strength and fullness of life; and the wonder was not their beauty more than a kind of dryad delicacy of that beauty, which was yet not frailty but a look of angelic strength.
She alone of the five would have known what "dryad" means.
As a druid/dryad it could be a nice and logical extention of your skills. gr,
Vuurdoorn is a druid/dryad and a ritualist with a fascination for silly humans without really caring for their well-being.
The Spartan/dryad mix for your current WIP looks spectacular too.
You know that dryad/mermaid of mine everyone loves? freyapax finished the shawl based on her.
I wonder what's in store for the wizard and his beloved dryad ...