from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various medium to large butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, found worldwide and characterized by vestigial forelegs and often brilliant coloring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any butterfly of the order Nymphalidae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, consisting of medium to large butterflies found worldwide, typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Nymphalidæ, or having their characters.
- n. A nymphalid butterfly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
In the nymphalid butterflies, the pupa is often called a 'chrysalis' on account of the golden hue displayed by the cuticle, and the term
The means by which the suspended pupa of a nymphalid butterfly attaches its cremaster to the silken pad which the larva has spun in preparation for pupation, is worthy of brief attention.
Mail umn edu sneak is talkily new, but tenderizer to nymphalid furring to your drawl and crenelle mexico is forte on the bloodlust.
He was in a nymphalid for a few hours then he died ….