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Definition of nymph noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(in ancient Greek and Roman stories) a spirit of nature in the form of a young woman, that lives in rivers, woods, etc.
  2. 2(biology) a young insect that has a body form that compares with that of the adult a dragonfly nymph
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