Definition of mist maiden in English:

mist maiden

noun

  • 1poetic An ethereal female form, especially a personification of mist.

  • 2US dialect Any member of the genus Romanzoffia (family Hydrophyllaceae), comprising small, white-flowered rock plants native to western North America; especially R. sitchensis.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly.