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vanessid (vəˈnɛsɪd)
1.  a butterfly belonging to any of several brightly coloured species, including admirals, tortoiseshells, and the Camberwell beauty, which with the fritillaries comprise the Nymphalidae
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to this group
[C20: from New Latin vanessa]

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