Vanessa Progne
Progne Prog"ne, n. [L., a swallow, traditionally said to be fr. Progne (The sister of Philomela), who was changed into a swallow, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A swallow. (b) A genus of swallows including the purple martin. See {Martin}. (c) An American butterfly ({Polygonia Progne} or {Vanessa Progne}). It is orange and black above, grayish beneath, with an L-shaped silver mark on the hind wings. Called also {gray comma}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Progne — Prog ne, n. [L., a swallow, traditionally said to be fr. Progne (The sister of Philomela), who was changed into a swallow, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A swallow. (b) A genus of swallows including the purple martin. See {Martin}. (c) An American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polygonia Progne — Progne Prog ne, n. [L., a swallow, traditionally said to be fr. Progne (The sister of Philomela), who was changed into a swallow, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A swallow. (b) A genus of swallows including the purple martin. See {Martin}. (c) An American …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gray comma — Progne Prog ne, n. [L., a swallow, traditionally said to be fr. Progne (The sister of Philomela), who was changed into a swallow, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A swallow. (b) A genus of swallows including the purple martin. See {Martin}. (c) An American …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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