|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)|
|3.||[ noun ] a voluptuously beautiful young woman|