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Related to Camberwell beauty: mourning cloaks
Camberwell beauty(ˈkæmbəˌwɛl; -wəl)
(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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|Noun||1.||Camberwell 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