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Noun: nymph  nimf
  1. (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
    "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
     
  2. A larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly)
     
  3. A voluptuously beautiful young woman
    - houri

Derived forms: nymphs

Type of: adult female, Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity, larva, woman

Encyclopedia: Nymph