Science (or rather half-way science) scoffs at reminiscence of dryad and hamadryad, and of trees speaking.
All his life he longed to see the dryad whom he had lost for ever.
As I gazed at the Dryad's hair my voice unconsciously dropped to a lifeless monotone.
He bit his tongue painfully in covering that slip, but Dryad had not seemed to notice it.
Unless luck were with him on his search, he might not reach the dryad for days.
This was, that a kiss from a Dryad made a person ten years younger.
There was a reason, then, for the complex, warring nature of the Dryad.
This was that a kiss from a Dryad made a person ten years younger.
But the Dryad affair took place before this decision was made public.
And I squeezed also the hand of the Dryad, and blushed when I danced with her.
dryad 1555, from L. dryas, from Gk. dryas "wood nymph," from drus "oak," from I.E. derew(o)- "tree, wood."