red-spotted purple

red-spotted purple
Ursula Ur"su*la, n. (Zo["o]l.) A beautiful North American butterfly ({Basilarchia astyanax} syn. {Limenitis astyanax}). Its wings are nearly black with red and blue spots and blotches. Called also {red-spotted purple}. [1913 Webster]

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  • purple grass — noun : any of various herbs (as red clover or spotted medic) having purple flowers or purplish spotted foliage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spotted wintergreen — Wintergreen Win ter*green , n. (Bot.) A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter. [1913 Webster] Note: In England, the name wintergreen is applied to the species of {Pyrola} which in America are called {English wintergreen}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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