nymph

Part of speech: noun

Myth. A female divinity inhabiting a grove, spring, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A damsel.

Part of speech: noun

A pupa or chrysalis. nympha.

Part of speech: adjective

Nymphal, nymphean.

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Usage examples "nymph":

  1. One turned often to the other, held back a branch, or proffered such service as he might over rough places, for Betty Dalrymple's movements were no longer those of a lithe wood- nymph; she had never felt so weary before. - "A Man and His Money", Frederic Stewart Isham.
  2. The scene, which should be so romantic, had suddenly reminded him of the occasion when, at the age of twenty, he had attended his first ball and had sat in a corner behind a potted palm perspiring shyly and endeavouring to make conversation to a formidable nymph in pink. - "The Adventures of Sally", P. G. Wodehouse.
  3. " Well, our lower lips anyway," answered the Nymph. - "Among the Pond People", Clara Dillingham Pierson.