family of small usually brilliantly colored butterflies; males have short forelegs
Syn: ↑family Lycaenidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Lepidoptera, ↑order Lepidoptera
Member Meronyms: ↑lycaenid, ↑lycaenid butterfly, ↑Lycaena, ↑genus Lycaena, ↑Strymon, ↑genus Strymon

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\\-nəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Lycaena, type genus + -idae
: a family of small often brilliantly colored butterflies having the forelegs short in the male and including the blues, coppers, and hairstreaks

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