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, "Sunday Bulletin Board: What’s the most spectacular view you’ve seen since … well, since yesterday?," 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sulphur butterfly

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Sulphur butterfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulphur%20butterfly. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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