Pierid
Pierid Pi"er*id, n. [See {Peirides}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any butterfly of the genus {Pieris} and related genera. See {Cabbage butterfly}, under {Cabbage}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pierid — /puy er id, puy euhr /, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Pieridae, a family of butterflies comprising the whites, sulfurs, etc. n. 2. Also called pieridine /puy er i duyn , din/. any member of the butterfly family Pieridae. [1880 85; < NL… …   Universalium

  • pierid — noun any of numerous pale colored butterflies having three pairs of well developed legs • Syn: ↑pierid butterfly • Hypernyms: ↑butterfly • Hyponyms: ↑cabbage butterfly • Member Holonyms: ↑Pieridae …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pierid — pi·er·id …   English syllables

  • pierid —   a.,n. (butterfly) belonging to the family including cabbage and other butterflies.    ♦ pieridine, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pierid butterfly — noun any of numerous pale colored butterflies having three pairs of well developed legs • Syn: ↑pierid • Hypernyms: ↑butterfly • Hyponyms: ↑cabbage butterfly • Member Holonyms: ↑Pieridae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lepidopteran — /lep i dop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. lepidopterous. n. 2. a lepidopterous insect. [1850 55; LEPIDOPTER(A) + AN] * * * Any of the more than 100,000 species constituting the order Lepidoptera (Greek: scaly wing ): butterflies, moths, and skippers. The… …   Universalium

  • Catopsilia pyranthe — Catopsilia pyranthe …   Wikipédia en Français

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