vanessid

/ (vəˈnɛsɪd) /

noun

a butterfly belonging to any of several brightly coloured species, including admirals, tortoiseshells, and the Camberwell beauty, which with the fritillaries comprise the Nymphalidae

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to this group

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Word Origin for vanessid

C20: from New Latin vanessa
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Example sentences from the Web for vanessid

  • The monkey ate various forms of Precis (a Vanessid), after which it was given Acraea halali.

    Mimicry in Butterflies|Reginald Crundall Punnett