from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A butterfly of the family Satyridae, including the satyrs and wood nymphs.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the Satyridae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any butterfly of the family Satyridae

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the lepidopterous subfamily Satyrinæ.
  • Having the characters of or belonging to the subfamily Satyrinæ.


From New Latin Satyridae, family name, from Satyrus, type genus, from Latin satyrus, satyr; see satyr.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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