blue morpho

noun

Definition of blue morpho

: any of various large butterflies of the genus Morpho (such as M. peleides and M. menelaus) having a brilliant blue metallic luster on the upper surface of the wings
  • Just then, a blue morpho, the size of my palm, landed on my blue-flowered knapsack.
  • —Erin Taylor MonroneyNational Geographic TravelerJanuary 1998
  • Blue morphos often fly in long chains of five or more, making them almost seem to dance as they move through the air.
  • —Lynn EdgeBirmingham (Alabama) News29 Aug. 2010

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First Known Use of blue morpho

1863


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