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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A notable genus of butterflies, used variously by different authors, but now generally restricted to a few forms, of which the cosmopolitan V. atalanta is the type.
  • noun [lowercase] A butterfly of this genus.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of handsomely colored butterflies belonging to Vanessa and allied genera. Many of these species have the edges of the wings irregularly scalloped.

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

  • noun painted beauty and red admiral

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