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red admiral

noun

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red admiral

noun

  1. a nymphalid butterfly, Vanessa atalanta , of temperate Europe and Asia, having black wings with red and white markings See also white admiral


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Word History and Origins

Origin of red admiral1

First recorded in 1830–40

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Example Sentences

The cuckoo sang again on May 8; the same day a Red Admiral butterfly was seen, and the turtle-dove heard cooing.

Upon looking beneath it we may see the pretty token of the Red Admiral, a tiny egg which we may well preserve for our microscope.

An exquisite yellow butterfly, of a sort strange to my Yankee eyes, flits past, followed by a red admiral.

They were both addressed to the Red Admiral, and they bore English stamps.

The Red Admiral is a gourmet; he lingers daintily over his meals; so Peter had time to make a careful sketch of him.

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