Definition of Dryas

1. Noun. Mountain avens.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dryas
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, Rose Family
Member holonyms: Dryas Octopetala, Mountain Avens



Definition of Dryas

1. n. A dryad.

Definition of Dryas

1. Noun. (geology) Either of two climatic stages of the late glacial period in Northern Europe in which plants of the genus ''Dryas'' were abundant ¹

2. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus ''Dryas''; the mountain avens ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Dryas

1. Origin: L. See Dryad. A dryad. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Dryas Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dryas

dry unit
dry up
dry vermouth
dry vomiting
dry wall
dry walling
dry wash
dry weight
dryable
dryad
dryades
dryadic
dryads
dryandra
dryandras
dryas (current term)
dryasdust
dryasdusts
drybag
drybags
drybeat
drybeaten
drybeats
dryclean
drycleaned
drycleaner
drycleaners
drycleaning
drycleans
drydock

Literary usage of Dryas

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Butterflies of North Americaby William Henry Edwards by William Henry Edwards (1897)
"Result, 2 dryas. 1873, 30th July, obtained eggs from female in confinement. ... Prom one lot of larvae in June came 19 dryas, though eleven of the ..."

2. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1892)
"Halcyon dryas. Purchased. Gould Coll. Shelley Coll. ... dryas, Bp. Comp. Vol. Ani», p. 9 (1854). p. 20 (1874). Adult. Similar to II. torquatus and its ..."

3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1877)
"The result of the eggs laid by Harrisii has in all cases been dryas only, ... The next brood of the season, the eggs having been laid by dryas, ..."

4. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1907)
"(Highlands of Panama.) Catharus gracilirostris accentor (p. 33) CATHARUS dryas (Gould). GOULD'S NIGHTINGALE THRUSH. Adult male. ..."

5. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"July. 1\..—Flower white, on a terminal peduncle. Scarcely distinct from D. octopetala Linn. 4. GEUM. Linn.—Avens. Entire-leaved dryas. ..."

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