from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of several species of vanessoid butterflies, supposedly so named by hop-growers because of the silver-and-gold markings of the chrysalis.
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The aristocrats got a little frightened, and when an eminent hop-merchant and his lady had asked a dozen Countesses to dinner, and forgot to be at home to receive them, the old class left off quizzing.
A small time after this robbery they committed another upon a hop-merchant, who was riding with his wife.
(pretty daughter of a hop-merchant in affluent circumstances), who affects revolutionary ideals.