nymphalid butterfly

nymphalid 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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  • 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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