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naiad

(nā′əd, -ăd′, nī′-)
n. pl. nai·ades (-ə-dēz′) or nai·ads
The aquatic nymph of certain insects, such as a mayfly, damselfly, or dragonfly.

naiad

the aquatic nymphal stage of dragonflies and mayflies.
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As a water nymph, Goldberry's music is closer to the original music than Bombadil's.
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Mythological figure of European tradition, a water nymph who becomes human when she falls in love with a man but is doomed to die if he is unfaithful to her.
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