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hairstreak

[ hair-streek ]

noun

  1. any small, dark butterfly of the family Lycaenidae, subfamily Theclinae, having hairlike tails on the hindwings.


hairstreak

/ ˈhɛəˌstriːk /

noun

  1. any small butterfly of the genus Callophrys and related genera, having fringed wings marked with narrow white streaks: family Lycaenidae


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hairstreak1

First recorded in 1810–20; hair + streak

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