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satyrid

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noun sa·ty·rid \sə-ˈtī-rəd\

Definition of satyrid

  1. :  any of a family (Satyridae) of usually brown or gray butterflies that feed on grasses as larvae, typically have eyespots on the wings, and have one or more forewing veins swollen basally

satyrid adjective


Origin of satyrid

New Latin Satyridae, ultimately from Greek satyros


First Known Use: 1901


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