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1. naiad, water nymph

submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water

2. naiad

(Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains

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noun plural -ads or -ades (-əˌdiːz)
1. Greek mythology
a nymph dwelling in a lake, river, spring, or fountain
the aquatic larva of the dragonfly, mayfly, and related insects
3. Also called: water nymph
any monocotyledonous submerged aquatic plant of the genus Naias (or Najas), having narrow leaves and small flowers: family Naiadaceae (or Najadaceae)
any of certain freshwater mussels of the genus Unio
mussel (sense 2)

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nounWord forms: plural ˈnaiˌads or ˈnaiaˌdes (ˈneɪəˌdiz ; nāˈədēzˌ)
1.  [also N-]; Classical Mythology
any of the nymphs living in and giving life to springs, fountains, rivers, and lakes
a girl or woman swimmer
3.  Botany
any of a family (Najadaceae, order Najadales) of monocotyledonous, submerged, freshwater plants, with only one genus (Najas), having linear opposite leaves
4.  Zoology
the aquatic nymph of certain insects, as the dragonfly and mayfly

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n. pl. nai·a·des (-ə-dēz) or nai·ads
1. Greek Mythology One of the nymphs who lived in and presided over brooks, springs, and fountains.
2. The aquatic nymph of certain insects, such as a mayfly, damselfly, or dragonfly.
3. Any of various aquatic plants of the genus Najas.

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