Camberwell beauty


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Camberwell beauty

(ˈkæmbəˌwɛl; -wəl)
n
(Animals) a nymphalid butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, of temperate regions, having dark purple wings with cream-yellow borders. US name: mourning cloak
[C19: named after Camberwell, a district of S London]
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Noun1.Camberwell beauty - of temperate regionsCamberwell beauty - of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Nymphalis, Nymphalis - type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies
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A A sideboard B A small lift to transport food and dishes between floors C A cake stand D A person employed to wash up in a restaurant QUESTION 6 - for 6 points: The Camberwell Beauty is a species of what?
I WAS very interested in the article by David Powell (August 21) re the Camberwell Beauty butterfly in the Daily Post.
The title refers to a prized species of butterfly, the Camberwell Beauty, known among collectors as "the grand surprise," which Lerman had loved since first seeing one quite by chance as a ten-year-old growing up in East Harlem and Queens.
winged wonder The contrasting bright colours of the Dark Green Fritillary with its wings closed (above) and when they are open (below) spotter Jill Lucas garden guests: Recent visitors the Marbled White (left) and the Camberwell Beauty A Dark Green Fritillary - of many colours - spotted in Huddersfield
It was her desire for respectability that drove her to write Camberwell Beauty, a darkly comic tale of suburban lives being ruined by adultery, jealousy and pride.
Comedienne and actress Jenny is the author of best-selling novel Camberwell Beauty.