: a genus of nymphalid butterflies mostly fulvous above with small black spots or markings and with silvery spots on the underside of the hind wings see fritillary

Word History


New Latin, probably from Greek Argynnis, epithet of Aphrodite as worshiped in the Boeotian town Argynnos

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“Argynnis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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