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a European butterfly, Anthocharis cardamines, having whitish wings with orange-tipped forewings: family Pieridae
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  • It was the orange-tip, and the dormouse rejoiced, for the orange-tip meant spring.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • While Frank and Jimmy did this, Dick took his butterfly net, and went after an orange-tip butterfly, which he saw flying past.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
  • The brimstone or orange-tip would be good to observe in this respect, but it is hopelessly difficult.

  • Strictly speaking, this is not an orange-tip because the orange color is lacking in both sexes.

    Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed
  • When an orange-tip is at rest upon these blossoms it merges so completely into the background that it disappears from view.

    Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed
  • The male orange-tip (A. cardamines) is white with a dark grey or black tip, and a black discoidal spot.

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