Lycaenidae

plural noun Ly·cae·ni·dae \-nəˌdē\

Definition of Lycaenidae

  1. :  a family of small often brilliantly colored butterflies having the forelegs short in the male and including the blues, coppers, and hairstreaks

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Origin and Etymology of lycaenidae

New Latin, from Lycaena, type genus + -idae


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