sa·​ty·​rid sə-ˈtī-rəd How to pronounce satyrid (audio)
: 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
satyrid adjective

Word History


New Latin Satyridae, ultimately from Greek satyros

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of satyrid was in 1865

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Cite this Entry

“Satyrid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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