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?
There were 59 species on his list, but he also hoped for an exotic migrant or two (the Camberwell beauty was much in his thoughts).
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.