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A nymphalid butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) of Eurasia and North America, having purplish-brown wings with a broad yellow border.
(Animals) the US name for Camberwell beauty
an anglewing butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, widely distributed in Europe and North America, having velvety, dark brown wings with blue spots and pale yellow edges.
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|Noun||1.||mourning cloak - 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