What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

mourning cloak

an anglewing butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, widely distributed in Europe and North America, having velvety, dark-brown wings with purple spots and pale-yellow edges.
Also called Camberwell beauty.
Origin of mourning cloak
1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for mourning cloak
  • There were tiger swallowtail, painted lady and mourning cloak butterflies.
  • mourning cloak butterflies are sometimes spotted on the first warm days of spring.
  • Ants and mourning cloak butterflies both overwinter as adults.
British Dictionary definitions for mourning cloak

mourning cloak

the US name for Camberwell beauty
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for mourning cloak

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for mourning

Scrabble Words With Friends