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metalmark

[met-l-mahrk] /ˈmɛt lˌmɑrk/
noun
1.
any of the small, mostly tropical butterflies of the family Riodinidae, often having metallic-colored flecks on the wings.
Origin of metalmark
1905-1910
1905-10; metal + mark1
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