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oread

(ōr`ēăd'): see nymphnymph
, in Greek mythology, female divinity associated with various natural objects. It is uncertain whether they were immortal or merely long-lived. There was an infinite variety of nymphs. Some represented various localities, e.g.
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A FAIRY rings are circles of 10cm tall, pale brown, mushroom-like toadstools of the fungi called marasmius oreades that grow out of the lawn for no apparent reason, often in a circle shape.
PAULA BRYAN, Redditch A Fairy rings are circles of 10cm tall, pale brown, mushroom-like toadstools of the fungi called marasmius oreades.