Definition of Danaidae

1. Noun. Small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies.

Exact synonyms: Family Danaidae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Danaid, Danaid Butterfly, Danaus, Genus Danaus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Danaidae

Dammam
Damocles
Damocloid
Damocloids
Damon
Damon Runyon
Damon and Pythias
Dampier
Damus-Kaye-Stancel procedure
Damus-Stancel-Kaye anastomosis
Dan.
Dana
Dana's operation
Danaan
Danaea
Danaidae (current term)
Danaus
Danaus plexippus
Dance's sign
Dandie Dinmont
Dandie Dinmont terrier
Dando
Dandy-Walker syndrome
Dandy operation
Dane
Dane's stain
Danegeld
Danegelt
Danelaw
Danes

Literary usage of Danaidae

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1. Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection: A Series of Essays by Alfred Russel Wallace (1875)
"Other characters may be pointed out which indicate that they are farther removed from the moths even than the Danaidae. The club of the antennae is the most ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris, George Grove (1877)
"This objection depends almost wholly on the supposition that when the first steps towards mimicry occurred, the South American Danaidae were what they are ..."

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