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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nymph /ˈnɪm(p)f/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 nymph /ˈnɪm(p)f/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 nymph n.
 1. Class. Myth. A goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows, or waters.
 Where were ye, nymphs, when the remorseless deep
 Closed o'er the head of your loved Lycidas?   --Milton.
 2. Hence: A lovely young girl; a maiden; a damsel.
 Nymph, in thy orisons
 Be all my sins remembered.   --Shak.
 3. Zool. The pupa of an insect; a chrysalis.
 4. Zool. Any one of a subfamily (Najades) of butterflies including the purples, the fritillaries, the peacock butterfly, etc.; -- called also naiad.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually
           depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks
           believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of
      2: a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the
         dragonfly or mayfly)
      3: a voluptuously beautiful young woman [syn: houri]