Definition of dryad noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdraɪæd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdraɪæd//
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(in stories) a female spirit who lives in a tree Word Originvia Old French and Latin from Greek druas, druad- ‘tree nymph’, from drus ‘tree’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dryad