four-footed butterfly

four-footed butterfly
noun
medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
Hypernyms: ↑butterfly
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Nymphalidae, ↑family Nymphalidae

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noun
: a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae

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