hairstreak butterfly

hairstreak butterfly
noun
small butterflies having striped markings under the wings
Syn: ↑hairstreak
Hypernyms: ↑lycaenid, ↑lycaenid butterfly
Hyponyms: ↑Strymon melinus
Member Holonyms: ↑Strymon, ↑genus Strymon

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  • hairstreak — hair•streak [[t]ˈhɛərˌstrik[/t]] n. ent any small, dark butterfly of the family Lycaenidae, having hairlike tails on the hind wings • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

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