painted beauty

  1. a butterfly, Vanessa virginiensis, having brownish-black and orange wings, the hind wings each having two eyespots.

Origin of painted beauty

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby painted beauty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use painted beauty in a sentence

  • She was the woman of the faded, yellow book, and the painted beauty at the Metropolitan.

    The Thing from the Lake | Eleanor M. Ingram
  • This painted beauty is a wonderful example of harmonious coloring.

    Butterflies Worth Knowing | Clarence M. Weed