: a large cosmopolitan genus of butterflies (family Pieridae) which have primarily yellow or orange wings and whose larvae feed mostly on legumes but sometimes on willows or blueberries see alfalfa butterfly, clouded sulphur

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New Latin, from Greek Kōlias, Attic goddess

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“Colias.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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