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2 definitions found
 for water nymph
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water nymph \Wa"ter nymph`\
     1. (Myth.) A goddess of any stream or other body of water,
        whether one of the Naiads, Nereids, or Oceanides.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Bot.) A water lily ({Nymphaea).
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  water nymph
      n 1: submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small
           flowers; of fresh or brackish water [syn: naiad, water
           nymph]
      2: a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers
         that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
         [syn: water nymph, fragrant water lily, pond lily,
         Nymphaea odorata]
      3: (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
      4: a fairy that inhabits water [syn: water sprite, water
         nymph, water spirit]

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