danaid

Definitions of danaid
  1. noun
    large tropical butterfly with degenerate forelegs and an unpleasant taste
    synonyms: danaid butterfly
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    types:
    Danaus plexippus, milkweed butterfly, monarch, monarch butterfly
    large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
    type of:
    butterfly
    diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
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