brush-footed butterflies
Nymphalidae Nymphalidae prop. n. A natural family of large beautifully colored butterflies, called also the {brush-footed butterflies}; formerly called {Nymphales}.

Syn: family {Nymphalidae}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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