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DANAUS PLEXIPPUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Danaus plexippus mean? 

DANAUS PLEXIPPUS (noun)
  The noun DANAUS PLEXIPPUS has 1 sense:

1. large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed

  Familiarity information: DANAUS PLEXIPPUS used as a noun is very rare.


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DANAUS PLEXIPPUS (noun)


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Meaning:

Large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Danaus plexippus; milkweed butterfly; monarch butterfly; monarch

Hypernyms ("Danaus plexippus" is a kind of...):

danaid; danaid butterfly (large tropical butterfly with degenerate forelegs and an unpleasant taste)

Holonyms ("Danaus plexippus" is a member of...):

Danaus; genus Danaus (type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies)


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