Colias

noun Co·li·as \ ˈkōlēˌas \

Definition of Colias

: 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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Origin and Etymology of colias

New Latin, from Greek Kōlias, Attic goddess


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