1. a European butterfly, Anthocharis cardamines, having whitish wings with orange-tipped forewings: family Pieridae

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How to use orange-tip in a sentence

  • The brimstone or orange-tip would be good to observe in this respect, but it is hopelessly difficult.

  • The male orange-tip (A. cardamines) is white with a dark grey or black tip, and a black discoidal spot.

  • A single orange-tip (Cardamines) was observed, and several of the handsome Melanargia sillius.

  • While Frank and Jimmy did this, Dick took his butterfly net, and went after an orange-tip butterfly, which he saw flying past.

    The Swan and Her Crew | George Christopher Davies
  • Like many other butterflies, the Orange Tip is subject to variations in colouring.

    Butterflies and Moths | William S. Furneaux