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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A division of Lepidoptera including all the butterflies. They differ from other Lepidoptera in having club-shaped antennæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • One of two suborders of Lepidoptera, characterized by the clubbed or knobbed antennæ (whence the name); the butterflies, or diurnal lepidopterous insects: contrasted with Heterocera, the nocturnal lepidopterous insects, or moths.

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