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Noun: naiad (naiades,naiad,naiads)  'nI,ad or ney-ud
  1. Submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
    - water nymph
  2. (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains

Derived forms: naiads, naiades

Type of: aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water nymph, water plant

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

Encyclopedia: Naiad