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morpho

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noun mor·pho \ˈmȯr-(ˌ)fō\

Definition of morpho

plural morphos

  1. :  any of a genus (Morpho of the family Morphoidae) of large showy tropical American butterflies that typically have a brilliant blue metallic luster on the upper surface of the wings



Origin of morpho

New Latin, from Greek Morphō, epithet of Aphrodite


First Known Use: 1853


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