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  • noun mythology A nymph residing in a forest.
  • noun A hummingbird of the genus Thalurania.

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Examples

  • There are more than 252 species of birds, 40% of which are migratory, including 12 migratory ducks and approximately 36 endemic birds including the bumblebee hummingbird, (Atthis heloisa) and the Mexican woodnymph (Thalurania ridgwayi).

    Marismas Nacionales-San Blas mangroves

  • I saw a river and enough trees to make a woodnymph think she'd gone to paradise, and several nice meadows that I could have landed in ... if I could land.

    The Gates of Thorbardin

  • I saw a river and enough trees to make a woodnymph think she'd gone to paradise, and several nice meadows that I could have landed in ... if I could land.

    The Gates of Thorbardin

  • I saw a river and enough trees to make a woodnymph think she'd gone to paradise, and several nice meadows that I could have landed in ... if I could land.

    The Gates of Thorbardin

  • I'd be certain to dream I was a dryad or a woodnymph then.

    Anne of Avonlea

  • I'd be certain to dream I was a dryad or a woodnymph then.

    Anne of Avonlea

  • Raising her veiling eyelids, with head erect, with swelling bosom and elastic bounds, she cleaves the air as the light bark cleaves the waves, and, like an agile woodnymph, seems to sport with space.

    Life of Chopin

  • Raising her veiling eyelids, with head erect, with swelling bosom and elastic bounds, she cleaves the air as the light bark cleaves the waves, and, like an agile woodnymph, seems to sport with space.

    Life of Chopin

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