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nai·ad / ˈnāad; -əd; nī-/ • n. (pl. naiads or naiades / -əˌdēz/ ) 1. (also Naiad) (in classical mythology) a water nymph said to inhabit a river, spring, or waterfall. 2. the aquatic larva or nymph of a dragonfly, mayfly, or stonefly. 3. a submerged aquatic plant (genus Najas, family Najadaceae) with narrow leaves and minute flowers.

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naiad water-nymph. XVII. — L. — Gr. Nāïás, Nāïad-, rel. to náein flow. The pl. Naiades (XIV) repr. F. Naiades or L. Nāïadēs.

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naiad (in classical mythology) a water nymph said to inhabit a river, spring, or waterfall. The name comes via Latin from Greek Naias, Naiad-, from naein ‘to flow’.

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naiad In Greek mythology, female figure or nymph, identified with streams, rivers, and lakes.

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Naiad (Neptune III) A satellite of Neptune, with a diameter of 58 km; visual albedo 0.06.

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Naiad (in astronomy)

Naiad, in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of Neptune.

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naiad, in zoology: see insect.

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