leaf butterfly


noun

any of various butterflies of the genus Kallima, of southern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia, having wings that resemble dead leaves.

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of leaf butterfly

First recorded in 1880–85
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