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nymph

 
Noun nymph has 3 senses
  1. nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
    --1 is a kind of
    Greco-Roman deity, Graeco-Roman deity
    --1 has particulars:
     Echo; Hesperides, Atlantides; Hyades; Oread; Pleiades; Sterope, Asterope; water nymph; Daphne; dryad, wood nymph; Salmacis
  2. nymph - a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly)
    --2 is a kind of
    larva
  3. nymph, houri - a voluptuously beautiful young woman
    --3 is a kind of woman, adult female
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