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pierid

[ pahy-er-id, pahy-er- ]
/ paɪˈɛr ɪd, ˈpaɪ ər- /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Pieridae, a family of butterflies comprising the whites, sulfurs, etc.
noun
Also called pi·er·i·dine [pahy-er-i-dahyn, -din]. /paɪˈɛr ɪˌdaɪn, -dɪn/. any member of the butterfly family Pieridae.
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Origin of pierid

1880–85; <New Latin Pieridae, apparently by haplology from *Pierididae, equivalent to Pierid-, stem of Pieris a genus (<Greek Pīerís, singular of Pīerídes a name for the Muses; see Pierides) + -idae-id2
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