naiad

Definitions of naiad
  1. noun
    (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains
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    type of:
    water nymph
    (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
  2. noun
    submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
    synonyms: water nymph
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    type of:
    aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant
    a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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