[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.
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.)).
- Dry adiabatic lapse rate
dry adiabatic lapse rate (drī) See under lapse rate.
[drahy-uh s] /ˈdraɪ əs/ noun, plural dryas. 1. any creeping plant belonging to the genus Dryas, of the rose family, having solitary white or yellow flowers, comprising the mountain avens.
- Dry as a bone
adjective phrase Very dry: Drink, please, I’m dry as a bone (1649+)
[drahy-uh z-duhst] /ˈdraɪ əzˈdʌst/ adjective 1. dull and boring: a dry-as-dust biography.