Definition of Dryad

1. Noun. A deity or nymph of the woods.

Exact synonyms: Wood Nymph
Generic synonyms: Nymph
Specialized synonyms: Hamadryad

Definition of Dryad

1. n. A wood nymph; a nymph whose life was bound up with that of her tree.

Definition of Dryad

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) In Greek myth, a female tree spirit. ¹

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Definition of Dryad

1. a nymph of the woods [n -S or -ES] : DRYADIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Dryad

1. A wood nymph; a nymph whose life was bound up with that of her tree. Origin: L. Dryas, pl. Dryades, Gr, pl, fr. Oak, tree. See Tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dryad

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dry synovitis
dry tetter
dry ton
dry unit
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dry vermouth
dry vomiting
dry wall
dry walling
dry wash
dry weight
dryad (current term)

Literary usage of Dryad

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1. The Principles of Judicial Proof: As Given by Logic, Psychology, and General by John Henry Wigmore (1913)
"Michael purchased the preponderating share in the brig dryad — three fourths, in fact, £1600 in all — and had expended another £600 making her "a ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1894)
"... and condition not only of the victim, but of the snake, having of course to be taken into account. The Blue dryad, sometimes erroneously described as a ..."

3. Medals of the British navy and how they were won by William Henry Long (1895)
"ON June 13th, the "dryad" thirty-six, Captain Lord A. Beauclerk, about twelve ... The casualties of the "dryad" wore two men killed, and seven wounded. ..."

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