/ (vəˈnɛsɪd) /
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
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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