Definition of nymph:

part of speech: noun

In anc. Myth., a goddess of the mountains, forests, waters, or meadows;- those presiding over rivers, & c., were called Naiades,- those over mountains Oreiades,- those over woods and trees Dryades,- those over the sea Nereides,- those over valleys Na- pacoe & c- and were represented as beautiful young women; in poetry, a young woman.

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