nympho-, nymph-

(Greek: young bride; woman of marriageable age)

1. From Greek nymph, one of a class of inferior female deities presented as inhabiting the sea, springs, wells, woods, etc.
2. A young, not fully developed insect; a pupa, chrysalis.
3. Sometimes, in medical anatomy, the inner lips of the vulva.
1. A goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows, or waters.
2. A lovely young girl; a maiden; a damsel.
3. The pupa of an insect; a chrysalis.
4. Any one of a subfamily (Najades) of butterflies including the purples, the fritillaries, the peacock butterfly, etc.
5. Two folds of mucous membrane, within the labia, at the opening of the vulva.
A genus of aquatic plants having showy flowers (white, blue, pink, or yellow, often fragrant), including the white water lily and the Egyptia lotus.
1. Pertaining to a nymph.
2. Pertaining to the labia minora (nymphae).
Nymphalidae (noun)
A large family of medium to large, beautifully colored butterflies with reduced, non-functional forelegs and long, hair-like scales; eggs that are ribbed, and caterpillars with spines: "There are about 5,000 to 6,000 species of Nymphalidae; including the admirals, emperors, fritillaries, and tortoiseshell butterflies."
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Pertaining to, or appropriate to, nymphs; inhabited by nymphs; as, a nymphean cave.
A pubescent girl regarded as sexually desirable.
nymphine: young girl
Nymphal; having the features of a young girl, especially a beautiful one.
1. A form of pedophilia consisting of obsessive craving for "nymphets"; the Lolita complex.
2. A frenzy supposed by ancient peoples to have been induced by nymphs.
3. At some former time, a demonic frenzy, especially frenzy arising from a desire for an unattainable ideal.
One who is in a state of nympholepsy; Greek: numpholeptos caught by nymphs, frenzied.
nymphomania, grave
Severe, active nymphomania in contrast to slight, platonic, or lesser nymphomania.