mourning cloak butterfly

mourning cloak butterfly
noun
of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders
Member Holonyms: ↑Nymphalis, ↑genus Nymphalis

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noun

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  • mourning cloak — noun of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders • Syn: ↑mourning cloak butterfly, ↑Camberwell beauty, ↑Nymphalis antiopa • Hypernyms: ↑nymphalid, ↑nymphalid butterfly, ↑brush footed butterfly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mourning cloak — n. a common butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) having purplish brown wings with a wide yellow border, found throughout Europe and North America …   English World dictionary

  • mourning cloak — mourn′ing cloak n. ent an anglewing butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, widely distributed in Europe and North America, having velvety, dark brown wings with blue spots and pale yellow edges • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • mourning cloak — noun Date: 1898 a blackish brown nymphalid butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) that has a broad yellow border on the wings and is found in temperate parts of Europe, Asia, and North America …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mourning cloak — an anglewing butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, widely distributed in Europe and North America, having velvety, dark brown wings with purple spots and pale yellow edges. Also called Camberwell beauty. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • mourning cloak — noun A large butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, native to Eurasia and North America Syn: Camberwell beauty …   Wiktionary

  • mourning cloak — /ˈmɔnɪŋ kloʊk/ (say mawning klohk) noun a European and American butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, having dark wings with a yellow border …  

  • butterfly — (Roget s IV) n. Common American butterflies include: Falcate Orange tip, Tiger Swallowtail, Mourning Cloak, Common Sulfur, American Copper, Cabbage, Colorado Parnassian, Great Spangled Fritillary, Tortoiseshell, Viceroy, Wood Nymph, Painted Lady …   English dictionary for students

  • brush-footed butterfly — noun medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast • Syn: ↑nymphalid, ↑nymphalid butterfly, ↑four footed butterfly • Hypernyms: ↑butterfly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 • Syn: ↑nymphalid, ↑nymphalid butterfly, ↑brush footed butterfly • Hypernyms: ↑butterfly …   Useful english dictionary

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