lepidopterist
noun Date: 1826 a specialist in lepidopterology

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lepidopterist — Lep i*dop ter*ist, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One who studies the Lepidoptera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lepidopterist — [lep΄ə däp′tərist] n. a specialist in the study of lepidopteran insects lepidopterology n. * * * See lepidoptery. * * * …   Universalium

  • lepidopterist — 1826, from LEPIDOPTERA (Cf. Lepidoptera) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lepidopterist — [lep΄ə däp′tərist] n. a specialist in the study of lepidopteran insects lepidopterology n …   English World dictionary

  • Lepidopterist — A lepidopterist is a person who catches and collects, studies, or simply observes (see butterfly watching) lepidopterans, members of an order encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth butterflies …   Wikipedia

  • lepidopterist — Lepidoptera ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ an order of insects comprising the butterflies and moths. DERIVATIVES lepidopteran adjective & noun lepidopterist noun lepidopterous adjective. ORIGIN from Greek lepis scale + pteron wing …   English terms dictionary

  • Lepidopterist — Ein Lepidopterologe ist eine Person, die Schmetterlinge (Lepidoptera) untersucht und erforscht. Die Schmetterlinge sind eine Ordnung der Insekten. Bekannte Lepidopterologen (Auswahl) Jean Baptiste Boisduval Henry Doubleday Edmund Brisco Ford… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lepidopterist — noun Someone who studies lepidoptery; someone who studies butterflies …   Wiktionary

  • lepidopterist — n. zoologist who studies insects from the order Lepidoptera (such as butterflies and moths) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lepidopterist — lep·i·dop·ter·ist …   English syllables

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