water nymph

Definitions of water nymph
  1. noun
    (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
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    a Siren of German legend who lured boatmen in the Rhine to destruction
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    sea nymph
    (Greek mythology) a water nymph who was the daughter of Oceanus or Nereus
    (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains
    (Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years
    (Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus
    (Greek mythology) sea nymph who was a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys
    a sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived
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    (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
  2. noun
    a fairy that inhabits water
    synonyms: water spirit, water sprite
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    any of various female water spirits
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    faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite
    a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
  3. noun
    submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
    synonyms: naiad
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    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
  4. noun
    a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
    synonyms: Nymphaea odorata, fragrant water lily, pond lily
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    water lily
    an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
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