lycaenid

Definitions of lycaenid
  1. noun
    any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
    synonyms: lycaenid butterfly
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    blue
    any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
    copper
    any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings
    hairstreak, hairstreak butterfly
    small butterflies having striped markings under the wings
    American copper, Lycaena hypophlaeas
    common copper butterfly of central and eastern North America
    Strymon melinus
    larvae are pests of various economic plants
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    butterfly
    diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
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