water-nymph

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; Middle English

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water nymph
 
n
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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