/ (vəˈnɛsɪd) /
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a butterfly belonging to any of several brightly coloured species, including admirals, tortoiseshells, and the Camberwell beauty, which with the fritillaries comprise the Nymphalidae
of, relating to, or belonging to this group
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Word Origin for vanessid
C20: from New Latin vanessa
Words nearby vanessid
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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.
A well-marked instance is that of the little European Vanessid, Araschnia levana.