- nouncommon copper butterfly of central and eastern North America• Syn: ↑Lycaena hypophlaeas• Hypernyms: ↑copper
* * *nounUsage: usually capitalized A: a common copper butterfly (Lycaena hypophlaeas) widely distributed in central and eastern No. America north of the Gulf coast
* * *American copper,a small butterfly that attacks other butterflies, and sometimes even birds and dogs.
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