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also Dan·a·üs  (dăn′ē-əs)
n. Greek Mythology
A king of Argos and father of the Danaides.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Argos who told his fifty daughters, the Danaides, to kill their bridegrooms on their wedding night
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Noun1.Danaüs - type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterfliesDanaus - type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Danaidae, family Danaidae - small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies
Danaus plexippus, milkweed butterfly, monarch butterfly, monarch - large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
References in classic literature ?
Again in the Lynceus, Lynceus is being led away to his death, and Danaus goes with him, meaning, to slay him; but the outcome of the preceding incidents is that Danaus is killed and Lynceus saved.
Argos which was waterless Danaus made well-watered.
BmARM-like protein and its homologs from 6 other insects, including Operophtera brumata, Amyelois transitella, Plutella xylostella, Danaus plexippus, Papilio machaon, and Papilio xuthus were clustered together into a Lepidoptera group.
Nymphalidae with two subfamilies and two tribes, subfamily Danianae and tribe Danaini with two species Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Euploea core (Cramer, 1780); tribe Junoniini with one species Junonia almana (Linnaeus, 1758), subfamily Nymphalinae and tribe Nymphalini with one species Aglais kaschmirensis (Kollar, 1848).
Murphy uses Caird's The Daughters of Danaus as an example of such a narrative.
A short story by Margaret Oliphant 'A Railway Junction: or the Romance of Ladybank' of 1873 masterfully explores the tension between wild and tamed time, whereas Mona Caird's The Daughters of Danaus of 1894 links temporal and spatial perceptions to the flow of consciousness, to imagination and subjectivity, thus undermining the uniformizing and ordering principles of standardized time.
Directional and stabilizing selection on wing size and shape in migrant and resident monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.
Two species of genus Danaus Kluk (1802), Danaus chrysippus Linnaeus (1758) and Danaus genutia Cramer (1779), commonly called monarchs, queens and milkweed butterflies are re-described.
Contact chemoreception related to host selection and oviposition behaviour in the monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus.
Monarchs, Danaus plexippus, are famous for their annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico and back.