- belonging or pertaining to the Pieridae, a family of butterflies comprising the whites, sulfurs, etc.
- Also called pi·er·i·dine [pahy-er-i-dahyn, -din] /paɪˈɛr ɪˌdaɪn, -dɪn/. any member of the butterfly family Pieridae.
Origin of pierid
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Examples from the Web for pierid
Their natural situation will be among the Pierid, with whose general habit they accord.Zoological Illustrations, Volume I
The family of Pierid, or whites, again afford us admirable examples of the development of spots.Colouration in Animals and Plants
This group differs somewhat in composition from the preceding in that it contains no Pierid and no Danaid.Mimicry in Butterflies
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