1. [ noun ] (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden

"the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"

Related terms: Greco-Roman_deity Hyades Daphne Pleiades Sterope water_nymph Hesperides dryad Siren echo oread salmacis classical_mythology
2. [ noun ] (zoology) a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly)
Related terms: larva
3. [ noun ] a voluptuously beautiful young woman
Synonyms: houri
Related terms: woman
Similar spelling:   nympho