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- adj. ocellated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as ocellated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, same as ocellated .
- In botany, resembling an eye: said of a round spot of some color which has another spot of a different color within it. See cut in next column.
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Bipupillate: an ocellate spot with two pupils, of the same or different in color.
Iris: the circle which, in an ocellate spot surrounds the pupil.
Blind: without eyes: applied also to an ocellate spot without a pupil.
Dioptrate: an ocellate spot with the pupil divided by a transverse line.
Epupillate: an ocellate spot included by a colored ring, but destitute of
The remarkable genus Drusilla, a group of pale-coloured butterflies, more or less adorned with ocellate spots, is also the object of mimicry by three distinct genera (Melanitis, Hyantis, and Papilio).
Setaceous’ is simply one of those specialist words used in the trade to mean bristly’, just as lunate’ means crescent-shaped and ocellate’ means eye-like.
-- "Of a mouse gray colour, more or less deep and sometimes tinged with tawny, with large dark spots, more or less numerous, oblong on the back and neck and in lines, more or less rounded elsewhere, and broken or coalescing" (but never ocellate:
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