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- 1. nymph, Greco-Roman deity, Graeco-Roman deity
- usage: (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. nymph, larva
- usage: a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly)
- 3. nymph, houri, woman, adult female
- usage: a voluptuously beautiful young woman
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