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

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Examples from the Web for orange-tip

Historical Examples of orange-tip

  • It was the orange-tip, and the dormouse rejoiced, for the orange-tip meant spring.

  • 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

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

  • Strictly speaking, this is not an Orange-tip because the orange color is lacking in both sexes.

  • When an Orange-tip is at rest upon these blossoms it merges so completely into the background that it disappears from view.