woodnymph

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English[edit]

violet-capped woodnymph, Thalurania glaucopis
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Etymology[edit]

wood +‎ nymph

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwʊdnɪɱf/
  • Hyphenation: wood‧nymph

Noun[edit]

woodnymph (plural woodnymphs)

  1. (mythology) A nymph residing in a forest, a dryad.
  2. A hummingbird of the genus Thalurania.