nymphalid [nim-fuh-lid] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, comprising the brush-footed butterflies.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Nymphalidae.
Origin of nymphalid 1890–95; New Latin Nymphalidae name of family, equivalent to Nymphāl(is) name of genus (Latin nymph(a) nymph + -ālis -al1) + -idae -id2 Examples from the Web for nymphalid Historical Examples of nymphalid
No less than sixty-two genera are counted today in the family of diurnal butterflies known as the Nymphalid.
The family of Nymphalid is the sub-typical group of the diurnal Lepidoptera, forming our tribe Papiliones.
British Dictionary definitions for nymphalid nymphalid noun
- any butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, typically having brightly coloured wings: includes the fritillaries, tortoiseshells, red admirals, and peacock
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Nymphalidae
Word Origin for nymphalid C19: from New Latin, from Nymphālis genus name, from Latin; see nymph