[ nim-fuh-lid ]
/ ˈnɪm fə lɪd /


a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, comprising the brush-footed butterflies.


belonging or pertaining to the family Nymphalidae.

Origin of nymphalid

1890–95; < New Latin Nymphalidae name of family, equivalent to Nymphāl(is) name of genus (Latin nymph(a) nymph + -ālis -al1) + -idae -id2
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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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