: 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

Word History


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

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“Parnassius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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