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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nymph of the forest; a dryad.
  • noun Any of various tropical hummingbirds of the genus Thalurania, found in the Americas.
  • noun Any of various satyrid butterflies, especially Cercyonis pegala of North America, having brownish wings with dark eyespots ringed with yellow.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A goddess of the woods; a dryad.
  • noun The humming-bird Thalurania glaucopis.
  • noun 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.

  • noun a deity or nymph of the woods

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