water nymph

1. a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
Hypernyms: ↑water lily
Member Holonyms: ↑Nymphaea, ↑genus Nymphaea
2. submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
Syn: ↑naiad
Member Holonyms: ↑Naias, ↑genus Naias, ↑Najas, ↑genus Najas
3. (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
Topics: ↑Greek mythology
Hypernyms: ↑nymph
Hyponyms: ↑sea nymph, ↑naiad
4. a fairy that inhabits water
Syn: ↑water sprite, ↑water spirit
Hypernyms: ↑fairy, ↑faery, ↑faerie, ↑fay, ↑sprite
Hyponyms: ↑undine

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  • Water nymph — Wa ter nymph 1. (Myth.) A goddess of any stream or other body of water, whether one of the Naiads, Nereids, or Oceanides. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A water lily ({Nymph[ae]a}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water nymph — n. Gr. & Rom. Myth. any of the nymphs who dwell in streams, pools, lakes, etc.; naiad, Nereid, Oceanid, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Water Nymph — Die Water Nymph war eine etwa 40 m lange englische Brigg, die 1840 in Newcastle upon Tyne gebaut wurde. Das Schiff lief in der Nacht zum 29. August 1875 in der Ostsee bei Ahrenshoop auf Grund. Das Wrack befindet sich etwa 150 m entfernt vom… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • water nymph — n water sprite, undine, water spirit, (in Scottish legends) kelpie; naiad, Nereid, Class. Myth. Thetis, Lorelei, Oceanid; mermaid, sea maid, Class. Myth. siren, sea nymph, nymph …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • water nymph — wa′ter nymph n. myt a nymph of the water, as a naiad, a Nereid, or an Oceanid • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • water nymph — 1. a nymph of the water, as a naiad, a Nereid, or an Oceanid. 2. See water lily. 3. any aquatic plant of the genus Najas, having narrow, opposite leaves. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • water nymph — noun Date: 14th century a nymph (as a naiad, Nereid, or Oceanid) associated with a body of water …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water nymph — noun (in folklore and classical mythology) a nymph inhabiting or presiding over water, especially a naiad or Nereid …   English new terms dictionary

  • water nymph — /ˈwɔtə nɪmf/ (say wawtuh nimf) noun 1. a nymph of the water, as a naiad or a nereid. 2. → waterlily. 3. any of the aquatic plants constituting the genus Naias, especially N. tenuifolia …   Australian English dictionary

  • water nymph — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sprite, mermaid, sea nymph, kelpie; see fairy 1 , goddess …   English dictionary for students

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