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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Aurelian Originally Lucius Domitius Aurelianus. A.D. 212?-275. Emperor of Rome (A.D. 270-275) who held the barbarians in check beyond the Rhine River and regained Britain, Gaul, Spain, Syria, and Egypt for the empire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name, of mostly historical use in English.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the aurelia.
  • n. An amateur collector and breeder of insects, esp. of butterflies and moths; a lepidopterist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, like or pertaining to the aurelia: as, the aurelian form of an insect.
  • n. An entomologist devoted to the study of lepidopterous insects only.

Etymologies

Latin Aurelianus, derivatitive of the gens name Aurelius, "golden". (Wiktionary)

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