from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A widely distributed butterfly (Cynthia cardui syn. Vanessa cardui) having brown, black, and orange markings.
- noun A house, especially a Victorian house, having decorative trim painted in several colors.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The thistle-butterfly, Vanessa (or Pyrameis) cardui, of an orange-red color spotted with white and black. See cut in next column.
- noun The sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A cryptic patterned
butterfly, Vanessa cardui, of the family Nymphalidae.
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