Definition of Nereid in English:

Nereid

proper noun

  • 1Greek Mythology
    Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Nereus. They include Thetis, mother of Achilles.

  • 2Astronomy
    A satellite of Neptune, the furthest from the planet, discovered in 1949. It has an irregular shape (with a diameter of about 340 km) and an eccentric orbit.

Pronunciation:

Nereid

/ˈnɪərɪɪd/

Definition of nereid in English:

nereid

noun

Zoology
  • A bristle worm of the ragworm family (Nereidae).

    • ‘Only further studies on nereids and other organisms will allow a better evaluation of the actual impact and chemistry of acute and persistent oil pollution on chemical communication in marine environments.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Nereidae, from the Greek name Nēreus (see Nereid).

Pronunciation:

nereid

/ˈnɪərɪɪd/