mourning-cloak

mourning cloak

noun
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:
1600–10

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mourning cloak
 
n
the US name for Camberwell beauty

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