Camberwell beauty

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Camberwell beauty

(ˈkæmbəˌwɛl; -wəl)
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(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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In our part of the world, they have become as rare as Camberwell beauties.
Nell posed with tortoiseshell, comma and Camberwell beauties on her face.