Kallima

noun
Kal·​li·​ma | \ ˈkaləmə \

Definition of Kallima

: a genus of highly mimetic nymphalid butterflies of southern Asia and the Pacific islands that are often brilliantly colored above but when at rest with wings folded resemble dead leaves in color and markings

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History and Etymology for Kallima

New Latin, probably irregular from Greek kallimos beautiful, from kallos beauty

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“Kallima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kallima. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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