Danaus

noun Dan·a·us \ˈdanēəs, -nāəs\

Definition of Danaus

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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