Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A notable genus of butterflies, used variously by different authors, but now generally restricted to a few forms, of which the cosmopolitan V. atalanta is the type. Of the few known in England, V. atalanta is the red admiral; V. io is the peacock; V. antiopa is the Camberwell beauty (see cut under
beauty); V. polychlorus and V. urticæ are the larger and smaller tortoise-shells. The comma-butterfly is sometimes placed in this genus. See also cut under painted-lady.
- n. [lowercase] A butterfly of this genus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of handsomely colored butterflies belonging to Vanessa and allied genera. Many of these species have the edges of the wings irregularly scalloped.
- n. painted beauty and red admiral
“Wed 12/23/09 10: 06 AM and vanessa is great and a good person … she has a very tallent”
“10 January 2009 at 6: 37 pm vanessa is a psycho!!!!!”
“a few shout-outs: my aunt vanessa is getting married to her wonderful man Jim today. i wish i could be there.”
“Before we decided to call vanessa to ask her where to buy the gowns.”
“People always ask her why she doesn't have a "v" name as well … and she just answers, well I came along first and they wanted to name me Sarah, and happened to like the name vanessa and veronica.”
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“June 14th, 2010 at 7: 03 pm that vanessa hudgens is one lucky beyotch.”
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