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Meaning of WATER NYMPH

Pronunciation:  'wotur nimf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a fairy that inhabits water
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
  3. [n]  a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
  4. [n]  submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
 
 Synonyms: fragrant water lily, naiad, Nymphaea odorata, pond lily, water sprite
 
 See Also: aquatic plant, faerie, faery, fairy, genus Naias, genus Najas, genus Nymphaea, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, naiad, Naias, Najas, nymph, Nymphaea, sea nymph, sprite, undine, water lily, water plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wa"ter nymph`\
1. (Myth.) A goddess of any stream or other body of water,
   whether one of the Naiads, Nereids, or Oceanides.

2. (Bot.) A water lily ({Nymph[ae]a}).

 

 

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