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monarch butterfly

noun

: a large orange and black American butterfly

Full Definition of MONARCH BUTTERFLY

:  a large migratory American butterfly (Danaus plexippus) that has orange-brown wings with black veins and borders and a larva that feeds on milkweed

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First Known Use of MONARCH BUTTERFLY

1890

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