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(Animals) any butterfly belonging to the Vanessa genus
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Noun1.vanessa - painted beauty and red admiralVanessa - painted beauty and red admiral  
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae - large beautifully colored butterflies
painted beauty, Vanessa virginiensis - American butterfly having dark brown wings with white and golden orange spots
red admiral, Vanessa atalanta - of temperate Europe and Asia; having black wings with red and white markings
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The great bands of the Colias seem at first to afford an instance like those on record of the migrations of another butterfly, Vanessa cardui; [5] but the presence of other insects makes the case distinct, and even less intelligible.
In an interview with Shaffie and Adelle, her boyfriend Juma Jux said the arrest had a big impact on Vanessa.
The husband of murdered Massachusetts schoolteacher Vanessa MacCormack was charged Tuesday with his wife's death.
ISLAMABAD -- The first British woman, Vanessa O'Brian, who conquered K-2 on July 28, 2017, brought the Pakistani flag that was raised on K-2 summit to the Pakistan High Commission, London on Tuesday.
Meet female entrepreneur success and business coach, and mother of five, Vanessa Kromer of Jacksonville, Florida.
The 34-year-old mum, who wants only to be identified as Vanessa, claims Daniel Maxwell intimidated her into handing over control of her finances.
When we became pregnant with our baby Vanessa it was like a present from God.
For the past six years, black vultures Barry and Vanessa have been close friends, if not lovebirds, at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre.
Now Huddersfield heart patient Vanessa Dyson is to tackle a gruelling charity challenge.
EMMERDALE Mon-Fri ITV Vet Vanessa has a real dilemma when she realises her strong bouts of nausea are not just due to the proximity of sheeps' bottoms and Spaniels' breath.
Novelist Priya Parmar brings Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell, to life through imagined letters, journal entries, and telegrams.
An unabridged audiobook production read by a full cast, Vanessa and her Sister adapts Priya Parmar's novel about classic author Virginia Woolf and her artist sister Vanessa.