Lepidoptera

[ lep-i-dop-ter-uh ]
/ ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər ə /

noun

the order comprising the lepidopterous insects.

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Origin of Lepidoptera

1725–35; <New Latin; plural of lepidopteron
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