Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various butterflies of the genus Speyeria having silvery spots on the underside and found in western North America.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A silver-spotted butterfly, as a fritillary of the genus Argynnis and related forms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies of the genus Argynnis and allied genera, having silvery spots on the under side of the wings. See Illust. under aphrodite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of numerous butterflies with silvery spots on the undersides of the wings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun butterfly with silver spots on the underside of the hind wings

Etymologies

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silver +‎ spot

Examples

  • Conservationist Mary Jo Andersen said butterfly populations throughout North America are in decline, and the Oregon silverspot is in particular trouble.

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  • Portland - The Oregon Zoo this summer released 2,000 pupae of the threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly that it raised.

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  • They range from the giant swallowtail of Jamaica to the Atewa dotted border from the Atewa mountains of Ghana, from the Oregon silverspot of America's Pacific coast to the Apollo butterfly of the Alps. And their disappearance is a clear indication, Sir David says, of something going very wrong in the background environment.

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  • Oregon silverspot butterflies, a threatened species whose numbers have dwindled for years, appear to be making a comeback along the Oregon coast.

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  • Members of the conservationist group San Bruno Mountain Watch are opposed to the plan despite the reduction because they say it will cut off habitat for the endangered Callippe silverspot butterfly.

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  • They range from the giant swallowtail of Jamaica to the Atewa dotted border from the Atewa mountains of Ghana, from the Oregon silverspot of America's Pacific coast to the Apollo butterfly of the Alps. And their disappearance is a clear indication, Sir David says, of something going very wrong in the background environment.

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  • Oregon silverspot butterflies, a threatened species whose numbers have dwindled for years, appear to be making a comeback along the Oregon coast.

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  • FLORENCE - A 193-acre parcel of land that shelters threatened species such as the Oregon silverspot butterfly, the northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet and coastal coho salmon will soon be public property, thanks to a $1 million grant administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and funded mostly by the Nature Conservancy.

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  • Grassland areas support the silverspot butterfly, Szlemp added.

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