Par·​nas·​si·​us | \ pärˈnasēəs\

Definition of Parnassius

: a genus of stout-bodied butterflies (family Papilionidae) having short antennae and almost transparent white or yellowish wings marked with black or red ocelli and occurring in the colder parts of the northern hemisphere

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History and Etymology for Parnassius

New Latin, from Latin parnasius, parnassius of or belonging to Parnassus

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