leaf butterfly

noun

: any of a genus (Kallima) of nymphalid butterflies of southern Asia with wings resembling dried or dead leaves

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leaf butterfly was in 1838

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“Leaf butterfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20butterfly. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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