- nouncomma butterflies• Syn: ↑genus Polygonia• Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus
* * *\\ˌpälēˈgōnēə, -lə̇ˈg-\ noun1. capitalized : a genus of anglewing butterflies including many American insects (as the comma butterfly) and having wings that are mostly tawny brown or orange above with dark spots and border and mottled on the underside with grays and browns imitative of bark or dead leaves2. -s : a butterfly of the genus Polygonia
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