white admiral

noun

Definition of white admiral

: any of several butterflies of the genus Limenitis having white bands on the wings especially : banded purple — compare red admiral

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First Known Use of white admiral

1717, in the meaning defined above

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“White admiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20admiral. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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