American copper

noun
common copper butterfly of central and eastern North America
Hypernyms: ↑copper
Member Holonyms: ↑Lycaena, ↑genus Lycaena

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a common copper butterfly (Lycaena hypophlaeas) widely distributed in central and eastern No. America north of the Gulf coast

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American copper,
a small butterfly that attacks other butterflies, and sometimes even birds and dogs.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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