monarch butter-fly

monarch butterfly

noun
a large, deep-orange butterfly, Danaus plexippus, having black and white markings, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of milkweed.
Also called monarch.


Origin:
1885–90

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monarch butterfly

noun
large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed [syn: monarch
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