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  • adj. Alternative form of lepidopterous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Lepidoptera.


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  • He located and fixed the past in much the way that in his lepidopteral experiments he fixed his beloved butterflies.

    The Trouble With Ardor

  • Sophie from his lepidopteral expedition up the Amazon a changed, silent and very disturbed man.

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  • He and his wife Khadija strode contentedly forward in spite of their advanced years, and when he saw the lepidopteral blessing that had descended on the toy merchant, Muhammad Din reached out and grasped him by the hand.

    The Satanic Verses

  • Photographs of Ayesha were appearing in all the papers, and the pilgrims even passed advertising hoardings on which the lepidopteral beauty had been painted three times as large as life, beside slogans reading _Our cloths also are as delicate as a butterfly's wing_, or suchlike.

    The Satanic Verses

  • Otherwise and in general Laura is somewhere between larva and pupa (to use a lepidopteral metaphor), and very far from the finished imago.

    The Guardian World News


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