comma butterfly

comma butterfly
noun
anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing
Syn: ↑comma, ↑Polygonia comma
Member Holonyms: ↑Polygonia, ↑genus Polygonia

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noun also comma
: a common No. American anglewing butterfly (Polygonia comma) having a silvery comma-shaped mark on the underside of the hind wings and larvae that feed on elm, nettles, and hop; sometimes : any of several other butterflies of the genus Polygonia

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comma butterfly noun
A brown and orange nymphaline butterfly (Polygonia calbum), having wings with ragged outlines and with a white comma-shaped mark on the underside of the hind wing
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  • Comma butterfly — Comma Com ma, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ? clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. {Capon}.] 1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A small interval (the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comma (butterfly) — Taxobox name = Comma image width = 250px status = secure regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Nymphalidae genus = Polygonia species = P. c album binomial = Polygonia c album binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • comma butterfly — /kɒmə ˈbʌtəflaɪ/ (say komuh butuhfluy) noun a North American nymphalid butterfly, Polygonia album, having a white, comma shaped mark on the underside of the hind wings …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Comma — Com ma, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ? clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. {Capon}.] 1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A small interval (the difference… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comma bacillus — Comma Com ma, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ? clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. {Capon}.] 1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A small interval (the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comma (disambiguation) — A comma is a type of punctuation mark (,). The word comes from the Greek komma (κόμμα), which means something cut off or a short clause. Comma may also refer to: Comma (music), a type of interval in music theory Comma butterfly, the brush footed… …   Wikipedia

  • comma — /ˈkɒmə / (say komuh) noun 1. a mark of punctuation (,) used to indicate the smallest interruptions in continuity of thought or grammatical construction. 2. Classical Prosody a fragment or smaller section of a colon. 3. → comma butterfly. 4. Music …   Australian-English dictionary

  • comma — ► NOUN 1) a punctuation mark (,) indicating a pause between parts of a sentence or separating items in a list. 2) a butterfly with orange and brown wings and a white comma shaped mark on the underside of the hindwing. ORIGIN Greek komma piece cut …   English terms dictionary

  • Grapta comma — Comma Com ma, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ? clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. {Capon}.] 1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A small interval (the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comma (papillon) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Comma. Comma ou virgule …   Wikipédia en Français

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