Vanessa Van*es"sa, n. [Probably from Swift's poem of Cadenus and Vanessa. See {Vanessa}, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of handsomely colored butterflies belonging to {Vanessa} and allied genera. Many of these species have the edges of the wings irregularly scalloped. [1913 Webster]

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  • Vanessa — Vanessa, so v.w. Eckflügelfalter V. cardui, s. Distelfalter. V. Atalanta, s. Admiral. V. Jo, s. Tagpfauenauge. V. Antiopa, s. Trauermantel. V. polychloros u. V. urticae, s. Fuchs …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Vanessa — f English: name invented by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) for his intimate friend Esther Vanhomrigh. It seems to have been derived from the first syllable of her (Dutch) surname, with the addition of the suffix essa (perhaps influenced by the first… …   First names dictionary

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