Greek Mythology A divinity presiding over forests and trees; a wood nymph.(noun)
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Use "dryad" in a sentence
"A fat middle-aged dryad is a dreadful sight, I always think."
"But she was sure that the dryad was the key to passage, and that there was some kind of price that would persuade her."
"Yes, better than a fairy, a dryad, that is a fairy of the tree."