vanessa

noun

va·​nes·​sa
vəˈnesə
1
capitalized : a cosmopolitan genus of nymphalid butterflies that includes several large brightly colored forms (as the red admiral and the painted lady)
2
plural -s : any butterfly of the genus Vanessa

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“Vanessa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vanessa. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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