naiad definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology One of the nymphs just who lived-in and presided over brooks, springs, and fountains.
    • The satellite of Neptune which closest toward world.
    • The aquatic nymph of particular pests, including the mayfly, damselfly, or dragonfly.
    • An aquatic plant of genus Naias.
    • A female deity (nymph) involving water, specially a spring, stream, or other fresh-water.
    • The aquatic larva (nymph) of a dragonfly or damselfly.
    • A water nymph; among the lower feminine divinities, fabled to preside over someone of fresh-water, as a lake, lake, brook, or water feature.
    • Any types of a tribe (Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and various allied genera; a river mussel.
    • certainly one of a group of butterflies. See Nymph.
    • Any plant for the order Naiadace√¶, such as for example eelgrass, pondweed, etc.
    • In Greek and Roman mythology, a water-nymph; women deity presiding over springs and channels.
    • In botany, a plant for the genus Naias; additionally, occasionally, any plant of the Naiadace√¶.
    • the naiades or pearly fresh-water mussels; a fresh-water mollusk as distinguished from an oceanid or marine mollusk.
    • (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and streams and fountains
    • submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and tiny plants; of fresh or brackish liquid

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