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n. water nymph (Greek Mythology); dragonfly larva (Zoology); expert female swimmer; plant that grows under the water (Botany)

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In Greek mythology, the Naiads (Ancient Greek: Ναϊάδες) were a type of nymph (female spirit) who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of freshwater.

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Noun
1. submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
(synonym) water nymph
(hypernym) aquatic plant, water plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant
(member-holonym) Naias, genus Naias, Najas, genus Najas
2. (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains
(hypernym) water nymph
(classification) Greek mythology


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Naiad
(n.)
One of a group of butterflies. See Nymph.
  
 
(n.)
Any species of a tribe (Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and numerous allied genera; a river mussel.
  
 
(n.)
Any plant of the order Naiadaceae, such as eelgrass, pondweed, etc.
  
 
(n.)
A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake, river, brook, or fountain.
  

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