Meaning of NYMPHALID in English

NYMPHALID

/nim"feuh lid/ , n.

1. a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, comprising the brush-footed butterflies.

adj.

2. belonging or pertaining to the family Nymphalidae.

[ 1890-95; Nymphalidae name of family, equiv. to Nymphal ( is ) name of genus (L nymph ( a ) NYMPH + -alis -AL 1 ) + -idae -ID 2 ]

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