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painted beauty

noun
1.
a butterfly, Vanessa virginiensis, having brownish-black and orange wings, the hind wings each having two eyespots.
Origin of painted beauty
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • This painted beauty is a wonderful example of harmonious coloring.

    Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed
  • She was the woman of the faded, yellow book, and the painted beauty at the Metropolitan.

    The Thing from the Lake Eleanor M. Ingram

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