white admiral

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white admiral was in 1717

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“White admiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20admiral. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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