milkweed butterfly


milkweed butterfly

noun

Definition of MILKWEED BUTTERFLY

:  any of a family (Danaidae) or nymphalid subfamily (Danaine) of large butterflies feeding on plants of the milkweed family as larvae; especially :  monarch butterfly

First Known Use of MILKWEED BUTTERFLY

1880

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: milkwort
Previous Word in the Dictionary: milkweed bug
All Words Near: milkweed butterfly

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up milkweed butterfly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).