nymphalid


nym·pha·lid

noun \nim-ˈfa-ləd, ˈnim-fə-ləd\

Definition of NYMPHALID

:  any of a family (Nymphalidae) of butterflies (as a mourning cloak or fritillary) with the first pair of legs being hairy, reduced in size, and useless for walking
nymphalid adjective

Origin of NYMPHALID

New Latin Nymphalidae, ultimately from Latin nympha nymph
First Known Use: 1897

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