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Noun: water nymph  wo-tu(r) nimf
  1. Submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
    - naiad
  2. A water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
    - fragrant water lily, pond lily, Nymphaea odorata
  3. (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
  4. A fairy that inhabits water
    - water sprite, water spirit

Derived forms: water nymphs

Type of: aquatic plant, faerie, faery, fairy, fay, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, nymph, sprite, water lily, water plant

Part of: genus Naias, genus Najas, genus Nymphaea, Naias, Najas, Nymphaea

Encyclopedia: Water nymph