Lycaena

noun Ly·cae·na \līˈsēnə\

Definition of Lycaena

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of lycaena

New Latin, from Greek lykaina, feminine of lykos wolf


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