Definition of


  1. (noun, person) (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains
  2. (noun, plant) submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water

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Synonyms of Naiad

water nymph

Alternate forms of Naiad

Hypernyms: aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water nymph, water plant

Origin of the word Naiad

  1. "water nymph," 1610, from L. naias (gen. naiadis), from Gk. Naias (pl. Naiades) "river nymph," from naiein "to flow," from PIE *sna- (cf. L. nare "to swim," Skt. snauti "drips;" see natatorium). more

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