plural noun Ac·rae·i·nae \ˌa-krē-ˈī-(ˌ)nē\

Definition of Acraeinae

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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