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hairstreak

[hair-streek] /ˈhɛərˌstrik/
noun
1.
any small, dark butterfly of the family Lycaenidae, having hairlike tails on the hind wings.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; hair + streak
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British Dictionary definitions for hair-streak

hairstreak

/ˈhɛəˌstriːk/
noun
1.
any small butterfly of the genus Callophrys and related genera, having fringed wings marked with narrow white streaks: family Lycaenidae
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