satyrid

noun
sa·​ty·​rid | \ sə-ˈtī-rəd How to pronounce satyrid (audio) \

Definition of satyrid

: any of a family (Satyridae) of usually brown or gray butterflies that feed on grasses as larvae, typically have eyespots on the wings, and have one or more forewing veins swollen basally

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satyrid adjective

First Known Use of satyrid

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for satyrid

New Latin Satyridae, ultimately from Greek satyros

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The first known use of satyrid was in 1865

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

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