sulphur butterfly

Origin of sulphur butterfly

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby sulphur butterfly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sulphur butterfly in a sentence

  • It is a sulphur butterfly, who thus comes before the earliest chiffchaff—before the watch begins for the first swallow.

    The Open Air | Richard Jefferies
  • Down the dusty road, inches deep in sand, comes a sulphur butterfly, rushing as quick as if hastening to a butterfly-fair.

    The Open Air | Richard Jefferies
  • “There he goes,” said Harry, all at once starting off full speed after a sulphur butterfly.

    Hollowdell Grange | George Manville Fenn