nymphlike

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nymph (nɪmf)
 
n
1.  myth a spirit of nature envisaged as a beautiful maiden
2.  poetic chiefly a beautiful young woman
3.  the immature form of some insects, such as the dragonfly and mayfly, and certain arthropods. Nymphs resemble the adult, apart from having underdeveloped reproductive organs and (in the case of insects) wings, and develop into the adult without a pupal stage
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin, from Greek numphē nymph; related to Latin nūbere to marry]
 
'nymphal
 
adj
 
nymphean
 
adj
 
'nymphlike
 
adj

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