/ nɪmf /
ETYM Latin nympha nymph, bride, young woman, Greek nymphos: cf. French nymphe. Related to Nuptial.
In entomology, the immature form of insects that do not have a pupal stage; for example, grasshoppers and dragonflies. Nymphs generally resemble the adult (unlike larvae), but do not have fully formed reproductive organs or wings.
1. A voluptuously beautiful young woman; SYN. houri.
2. A larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly).