Danaidae

plural noun Da·na·i·dae \dəˈnāəˌdē\

Definition of Danaidae

  1. :  a small family of large chiefly tropical butterflies having the first pair of legs degenerate in the adult and usually a disagreeable taste that serves to protect them from predators

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Origin and Etymology of danaidae

New Latin, from Danaus, type genus + -idae


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