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[drahy-uh d, -ad] /ˈdraɪ əd, -æd/

noun, plural dryads, dryades
[drahy-uh-deez] /ˈdraɪ əˌdiz/ (Show IPA). (often initial capital letter) Classical Mythology.
a deity or nymph of the woods.
/ˈdraɪəd; -æd/
noun (pl) -ads, -ades (-əˌdiːz)
(Greek myth) a nymph or divinity of the woods

1550s, from Latin dryas, from Greek dryas (plural dryades) “wood nymph,” from drus (genitive dryos) “oak,” from PIE *deru- “tree, wood, oak” (see tree (n.)).


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