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Naiad meaning

naiad - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake, river, brook, or fountain.
  2. 2. Any species of a tribe ( Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and numerous allied genera; a river mussel.
  3. 3. One of a group of butterflies. See Nymph.
  4. 4. Any plant of the order Naiadaceae, such as eelgrass, pondweed, etc.

naiad - examples of usage

  1. It was not shaped in a classic mould, Not like a Nymph or Goddess of old, Or Naiad rising from the water, But modelled from the Master's daughter! - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. You looked the very Naiad of the place- pure, spiritual, the embodiment of all things lovely. - "The Good Time Coming", T. S. Arthur.
  3. Many such there are, Fair ferns and flowers and chiefly that tall fern, So stately, of the Queen Osmunda named: Plant lovelier, in its own retired abode On Grasmere's beach, than Naiad by the side Of Grecian brook or Lady of the Mere, Sole sitting by the shores of old romance. - "See America First", Orville O. Hiestand.
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