Definition of Acraeinae
: a subfamily of Nymphalidae consisting of chiefly African butterflies possessing distastefulness to predators and mimicked by many more edible butterflies
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Origin and Etymology of acraeinae
New Latin, from Acraea, type genus (from Latin, feminine of acraeus living on the heights, from Greek akraios, from akron height) + -inae
First Known Use: 1840
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