[ nim-fuh-lid ]
/ ˈnɪm fə lɪd /
a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, comprising the brush-footed butterflies.
belonging or pertaining to the family Nymphalidae.
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Example sentences from the Web for nymphalid
The family of Nymphalid is the sub-typical group of the diurnal Lepidoptera, forming our tribe Papiliones.
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|August Weismann
British Dictionary definitions for nymphalid
/ (ˈnɪmfəlɪd) /
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
Word Origin for nymphalid
C19: from New Latin, from Nymphālis genus name, from Latin; see nymph
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