Camberwell beauty


noun

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Origin of Camberwell beauty

First recorded in 1840–50

Words nearby Camberwell beauty

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British Dictionary definitions for Camberwell beauty

Camberwell beauty
/ (ˈkæmbəˌwɛl, -wəl) /

noun

a nymphalid butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, of temperate regions, having dark purple wings with cream-yellow bordersUS name: mourning cloak

Word Origin for Camberwell beauty

C19: named after Camberwell, a district of S London
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