sulphur butterfly

noun

Definition of sulphur butterfly

: any of numerous butterflies (especially Colias and related genera of the family Pieridae) having the wings usually yellow or orange with a black border

called also sulphur

Examples of sulphur butterfly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a cherry on top: A sulphur butterfly landed on me. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sulphur butterfly

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sulphur butterfly was in 1879

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“Sulphur butterfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulphur%20butterfly. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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