Definition of anglewing

: one of numerous butterflies (including members of the genera Polygonia, Nymphalis, and Anaea) having the outer edge of the forewings more or less notched or angular

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First Known Use of anglewing

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anglewing

angle entry 3 + wing

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“Anglewing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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