nymphalid

noun
nym·​pha·​lid | \ nim-ˈfa-ləd How to pronounce nymphalid (audio) , ˈnim-fə-ləd How to pronounce nymphalid (audio) \

Definition of nymphalid

: any of a family (Nymphalidae) of butterflies (such as a mourning cloak or fritillary) with the first pair of legs being hairy, reduced in size, and useless for walking

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nymphalid adjective

First Known Use of nymphalid

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nymphalid

New Latin Nymphalidae, ultimately from Latin nympha nymph

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“Nymphalid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nymphalid. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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