Danaus

noun
Dan·​a·​us | \ˈdanēəs, -nāəs\

Definition of Danaus 

: the type genus of Danaidae comprising the monarch and several other predominantly black-and-orange butterflies chiefly of subtropical regions

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History and Etymology for Danaus

New Latin, after Danaus, mythical king of Argos who ordered his daughters to murder their husbands, from Latin, from Greek Danaos

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