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leaf butterfly

noun
1.
any of various butterflies of the genus Kallima, of southern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia, having wings that resemble dead leaves.
Origin of leaf butterfly
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • For example, many animals such as the quail, the rabbit, or the leaf-butterfly are protectively colored.

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