speckled wood

  1. a common woodland brown satyrid butterfly, Pararge aegeria, marked with pale orange or yellowish-white spots

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How to use speckled wood in a sentence

  • The speckled wood, it was noted, prefers shady places; the present butterfly is more partial to sunshine and plenty of it.

  • Harris changed the name to the "speckled wood Butterfly," which seems even more suitable.

  • Beside the woods I mentioned for dyeing and other uses as fustick, speckled-wood, etc.

    A Voyage to New Holland | William Dampier
  • Bringing back his prize, they examined it and pronounced it to be the speckled wood butterfly or wood argus.

    The Swan and Her Crew | George Christopher Davies