Danaidae

noun
small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies
Syn: ↑family Danaidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Lepidoptera, ↑order Lepidoptera
Member Meronyms: ↑danaid, ↑danaid butterfly, ↑Danaus, ↑genus Danaus

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\\dəˈnāəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Danaus, type genus + -idae
: a small family of large chiefly tropical butterflies having the first pair of legs degenerate in the adult and usually a disagreeable taste that serves to protect them from predators

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Danaidae — n. a small natural family of usually tropical butterflies, including the monarch butterflies. Syn: family {Danaidae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Danaidae — Danaidae,   Danaiden, artenarme Familie tropisch subtropischer Tagfalter (Spannweite etwa 7 10 cm), mit auffälliger, helldunkler Kontrastzeichnung auf den Flügeln. Diese wird von anderen Schmetterlingen nachgeahmt (Mimikry), da die schlecht… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Danaidae — Danaidae …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Danaidae — Danainae Monarchfalter (Danaus plexippus) Systematik Klasse: Insekten (Insecta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • danaidae — da·na·i·dae …   English syllables

  • family Danaidae — noun small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies • Syn: ↑Danaidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Lepidoptera, ↑order Lepidoptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • δαναΐδες — (danaidae). Οικογένεια εντόμων που περιλαμβάνει ημερόβιες πεταλούδες, μερικές πολύ μεγάλες, που διακρίνονται για τα πολύχρωμα και ζωηρά τους χρώματα. Λευκά στίγματα κοσμούν τον θώρακα και την περιφέρεια των φτερών τους και οι κεραίες τους… …   Dictionary of Greek

  • Milkweed butterfly — For the mythological fifty daughters of Danaus, see Danaides. Milkweed butterflies Three Milkweed butterflies Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Lepidoptera — Schmetterlinge Kolorierter Stich mit forstschädlichen Schmetterlingen von Tieffenbach aus Ratzeburgs „Die Waldverderbnis“ (1866) Systematik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Schmetterling — Schmetterlinge Kolorierter Stich mit forstschädlichen Schmetterlingen von Tieffenbach aus Ratzeburgs „Die Waldverderbnis“ (1866) Systematik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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