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nymph

nymph

 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in Greek and Roman mythology, any of numerous minor goddesses inhabiting and representing rivers, mountains, trees, and the like.
definition 2: a beautiful or graceful girl or young woman.
definition 3: the young of an insect that differs from the adult mainly in size.
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derivations: nymphal (adj.), nymphean (adj.)
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  arthropod, insect, myth, river