monarch butterfly

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of monarch butterfly

: a large migratory American butterfly (Danaus plexippus) that has orange-brown wings with black veins and borders and a larva that feeds on milkweed

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First Known Use of monarch butterfly

1890


MONARCH BUTTERFLY Defined for English Language Learners

monarch butterfly

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Definition of monarch butterfly for English Language Learners

  • : a large orange and black American butterfly


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monarch butterfly

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: a large orange and black American butterfly

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