Part of speech:
Any of various large nymphalid butterflies of the genus Morpho of tropical regions of the Americas, noted for the brilliant iridescent blue color of their wings.
To behave as though romantically or sexually attracted to someone, often, specif., without serious intentions or emotional commitment
(Archaic) To flirt. Used especially of a man.
Any of various brightly colored nymphalid butterflies of the genera Limenitis and Vanessa, especially V. atalanta, having black wings with red bands.
The large shiny brown seed of any of these plants.
Any of various insects of the order Lepidoptera, characterized by four large, flat, membranous wings covered with small scales. The larvae of lepidopterans are caterpillars. Lepidopterans include butterflies, moths, and skippers.
Dramatic change in the form and often the habits of an animal during its development after birth or hatching. The transformation of a maggot into an adult fly and of a tadpole into an adult frog are examples of metamorphosis. The young of such animals are called larvae.
One who reigns over a state or territory, usually for life and by hereditary right, especially:
The plant Vigna aconitifolia, moth bean.
An insect in the nonfeeding stage of development between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes a complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only certain kinds of insects, such as moths, butterflies, ants, and beetles, develop as larvae and pupae.
A purplish-black European and North American butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) with white spots near the tips of the forewings and bright-orange bands across the forewings and bordering the hind wings
Any of a worldwide family (Satyridae) of butterflies with gray or brown wings, often with eyelike spots
Any of a family (Hesperiidae) of mostly small, heavy-bodied butterflies, having threadlike antennae usually ending in a hook, and characterized by short, erratic bursts of flight
A large, fierce Asian cat (Panthera tigris), having a tawny coat striped with black
Any of various noctuid moths (esp. genus Catocala) having brightly colored hind wings that are hidden under drab forewings except during flight
(Person, proper) A feminine name
A person ruling a country, province, or colony as the deputy of a sovereign
(Swimming) A stroke performed face down, in which both arms are thrust out at the sides at the same time, brought forward out of the water and then down through the water in a circular motion, while using an up-and-down leg movement
talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
To play amorously; flirt:
To behave as a coquette; flirt
To behave as a coquette; flirt
To mix (crushed malt, etc.) in hot water for making wort
(Slang, Sports) A referee who wears a vertically striped black-and-white shirt
To think or talk about romantic things
A young man of great physical beauty.
The wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth. Caterpillars have thirteen body segments, with three pairs of stubby legs on the thorax and several on the abdomen, six eyes on each side of the head, and short antennae. Caterpillars feed mostly on foliage and are usually brightly colored. Many have poisonous spines.
The pupa of certain kinds of insects, especially of moths and butterflies, that is inactive and enclosed in a firm case or cocoon from which the adult eventually emerges.
A person or thing of great size, intellect, etc.
A silver-spotted, large, brown butterfly (Speyeria aphrodite) of NE North America
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