anglewing

noun
nymphalid butterfly having angular notches on the outer edges of the forewings

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: angle (IV) + wing
: one of numerous butterflies (including members of the genera Polygonia, Nymphalis, and Anaea) having the outer edge of the fore wings more or less notched or angular

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/ang"geuhl wing'/, n.
any of several nymphalid butterflies, esp. of the genus Polygonia, having angular notches on the outer edges of the forewings.
[1900-05, Amer.; ANGLE1 + WING]

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