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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The type genus of the Nymphalidae, including the mourning cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Nymphalidæ and Nymphalinæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies

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