English version

dryad

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Folklore
dryaddry‧ad /ˈdraɪæd/ noun [countable]  RFa female spirit who lives in a tree, in ancient Greek stories
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dryadSeveral hundred dryads were clustered at the other end of the hall.Pan, seated on his grassy bank, leading the naiads and the dryads where he will.The rest of the dryads began a low chant.The rest of the dryads were also backing away.But why were there dryads at all?
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