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EtymologyEdit

From French sylphide. See sylph.

NounEdit

sylphid (plural sylphids)

  1. (poetic) A young or little sylph.
    • J. R. Drake
      the place of the sylphid queen
    • Alexander Pope
      Ye sylphs and sylphids, to your chief give ear.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sylphid in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)