mourning cloak
noun Date: 1898 a blackish-brown nymphalid butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) that has a broad yellow border on the wings and is found in temperate parts of Europe, Asia, and North America

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  • mourning cloak — n. a common butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) having purplish brown wings with a wide yellow border, found throughout Europe and North America …   English World dictionary

  • mourning cloak — noun of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders • Syn: ↑mourning cloak butterfly, ↑Camberwell beauty, ↑Nymphalis antiopa • Hypernyms: ↑nymphalid, ↑nymphalid butterfly, ↑brush footed butterfly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mourning cloak — mourn′ing cloak n. ent an anglewing butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, widely distributed in Europe and North America, having velvety, dark brown wings with blue spots and pale yellow edges • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • mourning cloak — an anglewing butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, widely distributed in Europe and North America, having velvety, dark brown wings with purple spots and pale yellow edges. Also called Camberwell beauty. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • mourning cloak — noun A large butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, native to Eurasia and North America Syn: Camberwell beauty …   Wiktionary

  • mourning cloak — noun North American term for Camberwell beauty …   English new terms dictionary

  • mourning cloak — /ˈmɔnɪŋ kloʊk/ (say mawning klohk) noun a European and American butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, having dark wings with a yellow border …   Australian English dictionary

  • mourning cloak butterfly — noun of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders • Syn: ↑mourning cloak, ↑Camberwell beauty, ↑Nymphalis antiopa • Hypernyms: ↑nymphalid, ↑nymphalid butterfly, ↑brush footed butterfly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mourning — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of expressing grief] Syn. sorrowing, grieving, yearning, aching, sorrow, lamentation, lamenting, pining, repining, sighing, regretting, deploring, weeping over, drooping, languishing, wailing, crying, moaning,… …   English dictionary for students

  • MOURNING — (Heb. אֵבֶל), the expression of grief and sorrow over the death of a close relative, friend, national leader, or in response to a national calamity. The lamentation (Heb. קִינָה (kinah, qinah); נְהִי, nehi) is the specifically literary and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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