leaf butterfly

noun

Definition of leaf butterfly

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

First Known Use of leaf butterfly

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Leaf butterfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20butterfly. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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