from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A beautiful North American butterfly (Basilarchia astyanax syn. Limenitis astyanax). Its wings are nearly black with red and blue spots and blotches. Called also red-spotted purple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A North American butterfly, Basilarchia or Limenitis astyanax (formerly L. ursula).
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