Meaning of NYMPHALID in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ nim-ˈfa-ləd, ˈnim-fə-ləd ]


Etymology: New Latin Nymphalidae, ultimately from Latin nympha nymph

Date: 1897

: any of a family (Nymphalidae) of butterflies (as a mourning cloak or fritillary) with the first pair of legs being hairy, reduced in size, and useless for walking

• nymphalid adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.