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water nymph

noun
1.
a nymph of the water, as a naiad, a Nereid, or an Oceanid.
3.
any aquatic plant of the genus Najas, having narrow, opposite leaves.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for water-nymph

water nymph

noun
1.
any fabled nymph of the water, such as the Naiad, Nereid, or Oceanid of Greek mythology
2.
any of various aquatic plants, esp a water lily or a naiad
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