dryade

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Noun[edit]

dryade ‎(plural dryades)

  1. Obsolete form of dryad.

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Etymology[edit]

Old French driade ‎(wood nymph), from Latin dryas, dryadis ‎(dryad), from Ancient Greek δρυάς ‎(druás, dryad), from δρῦς ‎(drûs, oak), from Proto-Indo-European *derew(o)- ‎(tree, wood); cf. Proto-Indo-European *dóru.

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Noun[edit]

dryade f ‎(plural dryades)

  1. (Greek mythology) dryad
  2. (ecology) forest tree, sciaphilous in young state.

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