purple emperor

purple emperor
noun
large European butterfly the male of which has wings shaded with purple
Syn: ↑Apatura iris
Hypernyms: ↑emperor butterfly, ↑emperor

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noun
: a large European nymphalid forest butterfly (Apatura iris) that in the male has the wings shaded with purple

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purple emperor noun
One of the largest of British butterflies and one of the most richly coloured (Apatura iris)
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  • Purple emperor — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • purple emperor — noun a large woodland butterfly that has iridescent purplish black wings with white markings. [Apatura iris.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Freyer's purple emperor — Taxobox name = Apatura metis image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera divisio = Rhopalocera familia = Nymphalidae subfamilia = Apaturinae genus = Apatura species = Apatura metis species… …   Wikipedia

  • Lesser Purple Emperor — Taxobox name = Apatura ilia image width = 250px image caption = Lesser Purple Emperor, Red variant (A. ilia f. clytie) regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera divisio = Rhopalocera familia = Nymphalidae… …   Wikipedia

  • Emperor — Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of dignity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Emperor moth — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • purple — n., adj., & v. n. 1 a colour intermediate between red and blue. 2 (in full Tyrian purple) a crimson dye obtained from some molluscs. 3 a purple robe, esp. as the dress of an emperor or senior magistrate. 4 the scarlet official dress of a cardinal …   Useful english dictionary

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