camberwell-beauty

Camberwell beauty


Origin:
1840–50

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Camberwell beauty (ˈkæmbəˌwɛl, -wəl)
 
n
US name: mourning cloak a nymphalid butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, of temperate regions, having dark purple wings with cream-yellow borders
 
[C19: named after Camberwell, a district of S London]

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