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Camberwell beauty

noun
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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Camberwell beauty

/ˈkæmbəˌwɛl; -wəl/
noun
1.
a nymphalid butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, of temperate regions, having dark purple wings with cream-yellow borders US name mourning cloak
Word Origin
C19: named after Camberwell, a district of S London
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