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dryad

[drahy-uh d, -ad] /ˈdraɪ əd, -æd/
noun, plural dryads, dryades
[drahy-uh-deez] /ˈdraɪ əˌdiz/ (Show IPA).
(often initial capital letter) Classical Mythology
1.
a deity or nymph of the woods.
Compare hamadryad.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; extracted from Greek Dryádes, plural of Dryás, derivative of drŷ(s) tree, oak
Related forms
dryadic
[drahy-ad-ik] /draɪˈæd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dryadic

dryad

/ˈdraɪəd; -æd/
noun (pl) -ads, -ades (-əˌdiːz)
1.
(Greek myth) a nymph or divinity of the woods
Derived Forms
dryadic (draɪˈædɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin Dryas, from Greek Druas, from drus tree
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Word Origin and History for dryadic
dryad
1555, from L. dryas, from Gk. dryas "wood nymph," from drus "oak," from I.E. derew(o)- "tree, wood."
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