Pyrgus

noun

Pyr·​gus
ˈpərgəs
: a widely distributed genus of skipper butterflies usually having the wings largely checkered

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Latin, tower, from Greek pyrgos, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German burg fortified place

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“Pyrgus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pyrgus. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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