mourning cloak

noun

Definition of mourning cloak

  1. :  a blackish-brown nymphalid butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) that has a broad yellow border on the wings and is found in temperate parts of Europe, Asia, and North America

1850

First Known Use of mourning cloak

1850

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