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Vanes

vanessa
(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of handsomely coloured butterflies belonging to Vanessa and allied genera. Many of these species have the edges of the wings irregularly scalloped.
Origin: Probably from Swift’s poem of Cadenus and Vanessa. See Vanessa, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.


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