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sulphur butterfly

Origin of sulphur butterfly
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Down the dusty road, inches deep in sand, comes a sulphur butterfly, rushing as quick as if hastening to a butterfly-fair.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • It is a sulphur butterfly, who thus comes before the earliest chiffchaff—before the watch begins for the first swallow.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • “There he goes,” said Harry, all at once starting off full speed after a sulphur butterfly.

    Hollowdell Grange George Manville Fenn

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