nymph NOUN 1) a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden. 2) literary a beautiful young woman. 3) an immature form of an insect such as a dragonfly.
DERIVATIVES nymphal adjective.
ORIGIN Greek numph 'nymph, bride' .

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  • nymphal — adjective see nymph …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nymphal — See nymph. * * * …   Universalium

  • nymphal — adjective of or pertaining to a nymph or nymphs Syn: nymphean …   Wiktionary

  • nymphal — 1. Pertaining to a nymph. 2. Pertaining to the labia minora (nymphae) …   Medical dictionary

  • nymphal — nymph·al …   English syllables

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