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nymphalid

[nim-fuh-lid]
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noun
  1. a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, comprising the brush-footed butterflies.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Nymphalidae.
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Origin of nymphalid

1890–95; < New Latin Nymphalidae name of family, equivalent to Nymphāl(is) name of genus (Latin nymph(a) nymph + -ālis -al1) + -idae -id2
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nymphalid

noun
  1. any butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, typically having brightly coloured wings: includes the fritillaries, tortoiseshells, red admirals, and peacock
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Nymphalidae
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Nymphālis genus name, from Latin; see nymph
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