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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter nymph`(n.)

  1. a nymph of the water, as a naiad, a Nereid, or an Oceanid.

    Category: Mythology

Origin of water nymph:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. naiad, water nymph(noun)

    submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water

  2. water nymph, fragrant water lily, pond lily, Nymphaea odorata(noun)

    a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions

  3. water nymph(noun)

    (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water

  4. water sprite, water nymph, water spirit(noun)

    a fairy that inhabits water

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water nymph

    a goddess of any stream or other body of water, whether one of the Naiads, Nereids, or Oceanides

  2. Water nymph

    a water lily (Nymphaea)

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