dryad definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology the divinity presiding over woodlands and trees; a wood nymph.
    • In Greek misconception, women tree nature.
    • A wood nymph; a nymph whoever life had been bound with that of her tree.
    • In mythology, a deity or nymph of woods; a nymph likely to have a home in woods or preside over forests. See hamadryad.
    • In zoology, a type of dormouse, Myoxus dryas.
    • a deity or nymph of the woods

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