: 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

Word History


angle entry 3 + wing

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anglewing was in 1868

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“Anglewing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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