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  • n. A bright red and black butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, of the family Nymphalidae.

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  • adj. a beautiful butterfly (Vanessa Atalanta) common in both Europe and America. The front wings are crossed by a broad orange red band. The larva feeds on nettles. Called also Atalanta butterfly, and nettle butterfly.

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  • n. of temperate Europe and Asia; having black wings with red and white markings

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  • A kind of butterfly.

    November 9, 2007