sulphur butterfly
noun Date: 1879 any of numerous butterflies (especially Colias and related genera of the family Pieridae) having the wings usually yellow or orange with a black border — called also sulphur

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  • sulphur butterfly — noun any of numerous yellow or orange butterflies • Syn: ↑sulfur butterfly • Hypernyms: ↑butterfly • Member Holonyms: ↑Pieridae, ↑family Pieridae * * * noun see …   Useful english dictionary

  • sulphur butterfly. — See sulfur butterfly. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • sulphur butterfly — or sulfur butterfly Any of several species of butterflies (family Pieridae) that are found worldwide. Adults have a wingspan of 1.5–2.5 in. (35–60 mm). The colour and pattern of many species vary seasonally and between sexes, but they are… …   Universalium

  • sulphur butterfly. — See sulfur butterfly. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sulphur butterfly — sul′phur but terfly n. ent any of various yellow or orange butterflies of the family Pieridae • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • butterfly — butterflylike, adj., adv. /but euhr fluy /, n., pl. butterflies, v., butterflied, butterflying, adj. n. 1. any of numerous diurnal insects of the order Lepidoptera, characterized by clubbed antennae, a slender body, and large, broad, often… …   Universalium

  • sulphur — I. noun see sulfur II. noun see sulphur butterfly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sulphur — Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast beds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulphur acid — Sulphur Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulphur alcohol — Sulphur Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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