1. [ noun ] (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
Related terms: nymph Nereid naiad Oceanid Greek_mythology
2. [ noun ] (botany) a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
Synonyms: pond_lily Nymphaea_odorata fragrant_water_lily
Related terms: water_lily Nymphaea
3. [ noun ] (botany) submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
Synonyms: naiad
Related terms: aquatic_plant Naias
4. [ noun ] (folklore) a fairy that inhabits water
Synonyms: water_sprite
Related terms: fairy undine
Similar spelling:   water_yam