American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various medium to large butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, found worldwide and characterized by vestigial forelegs and often brilliant coloring.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Nymphalidæ, or having their characters.
- n. A nymphalid butterfly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any butterfly of the family
Nymphalidae, consisting of medium to large butterflies found worldwide, typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast.
- n. medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
- From New Latin Nymphālidae, family name, from Nymphālis, type genus, ultimately from Latin nympha, nymph; see nymph. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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