Lycaena

noun
Ly·​cae·​na | \ līˈsēnə\

Definition of Lycaena

: a genus (the type of the family Lycaenidae) comprising small slender butterflies with the upper surface of the wings usually metallic blue, green, or copper and the undersurface dull or cryptic

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History and Etymology for Lycaena

New Latin, from Greek lykaina, feminine of lykos wolf

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