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vanessid

/ (vəˈnɛsɪd) /
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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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How to use vanessid in a sentence

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

    Mimicry in Butterflies|Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • A well-marked instance is that of the little European Vanessid, Araschnia levana.

    Mimicry in Butterflies|Reginald Crundall Punnett
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