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naiad Tweet Definition of naiad Like Definition of naiad on Facebook
noun
  1. (Greek mythology) a female deity (nymph) associated with water, especially a spring, stream, or other fresh water
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noun
  1. (archaic) A wet-nurse.
  2. A woman who takes care of other people"s young.
They hired a to care for their young boy
  1. A person trained to provide care for the sick.
The made her rounds through the hospital ward
verbto nurse
  1. to breast feed
She believes that nursing her baby will make him strong and healthy.
  1. to care for the sick
She nursed him back to health
  1. to treat kindly and with extra care
She nursed the rosebush and that season it bloomed
nymph Tweet Definition of nymph Like Definition of nymph on Facebook
noun
  1. The larva of certain insects.
  2. (italbrac, Greek & Roman mythology) Any minor female deity associated with water, forests, etc.
  3. A young girl, especially one who inspires lustful feelings.
nympha Tweet Definition of nympha Like Definition of nympha on Facebook
noun (nymphae)
  1. (entomology) A nymph.
  2. (in plural, archaic) The labia minora.

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