- a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, comprising the brush-footed butterflies.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Nymphalidae.
Origin of nymphalid
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No less than sixty-two genera are counted today in the family of diurnal butterflies known as the Nymphalid.On Germinal Selection as a Source of Definite Variation
The family of Nymphalid is the sub-typical group of the diurnal Lepidoptera, forming our tribe Papiliones.
- any butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, typically having brightly coloured wings: includes the fritillaries, tortoiseshells, red admirals, and peacock
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Nymphalidae
C19: from New Latin, from Nymphālis genus name, from Latin; see nymph