lycaenid
lycaenid lycaenid n. any of various butterflies of the family {Lycaenidae}.

Syn: lycaenid butterfly. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • lycaenid — noun any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae • Syn: ↑lycaenid butterfly • Hypernyms: ↑butterfly • Hyponyms: ↑blue, ↑copper, ↑hairstreak, ↑hairstreak butterfly …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lycaenid — ly·cae·nid …   English syllables

  • lycaenid butterfly — noun any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae • Syn: ↑lycaenid • Hypernyms: ↑butterfly • Hyponyms: ↑blue, ↑copper, ↑hairstreak, ↑hairstreak butterfly …   Useful english dictionary

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