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Definition of "wood nymph" []

  • A nymph of the forest; a dryad. (noun)
  • Any of several tropical hummingbirds of the genera Thalurania and Cyanophaia. (noun)
  • Any of various butterflies of the family Satyridae, especially Cercyonis pegala, having brownish wings with dark eyespots. (noun)

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