verb (used with object), dry-nursed, dry-nursing.
to act as a dry nurse to.
a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another’s infant.
Informal. a person who tutors and guides an inexperienced person at work.
a nurse who cares for a child without suckling it Compare wet nurse
to care for (a baby or young child) without suckling
dry nurse n.
A nurse employed to care for but not breast-feed an infant.
noun, Printing. 1. .
[drahy-uh-mawrph] /ˈdraɪ əˌmɔrph/ noun 1. any member of the extinct genus Dryopithecus.
[drahy-oh-pith-uh-seen, -sahyn, -puh-thee-sin, -sahyn] /ˌdraɪ oʊˈpɪθ əˌsin, -ˌsaɪn, -pəˈθi sɪn, -saɪn/ noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) an extinct ape of the genus Dryopithecus, known from Old World Miocene fossils. adjective 2. of or relating to this ape. /ˌdraɪəʊˈpɪθəˌsiːn/ noun 1. any extinct Old World ape of the genus Dryopithecus, common in Miocene and Pliocene […]
[drahy-oh-pith-i-kuh s, -puh-thee-] /ˌdraɪ oʊˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi-/ noun 1. an extinct genus of generalized hominoids that lived in Europe and Africa during the Miocene Epoch and whose members are characterized by small molars and incisors. 2. one of the four subgenera of this genus, limited to Europe.