Definition of Mourning cloak

1. Noun. Of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders.




Definition of Mourning cloak

1. Noun. (obsolete) A dark cloak worn by a mourner at a funeral. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A large butterfly, ''Nymphalis antiopa'', native to Eurasia and North America. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mourning Cloak

mourners' bench
mournes
mournest
mourneth
mournful
mournful widow
mournfull
mournfuller
mournfullest
mournfully
mournfulness
mournfulnesses
mourning
mourning(a)
mourning band
mourning cloak (current term)
mourning cloaks
mourning dove
mourning doves
mourning ring
mourningly
mournings
mournival
mournivals
mourns
mous
mousable
mousaka
mousakas

Literary usage of Mourning cloak

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1. Nature Biographies: The Lives of Some Every-day Butterflies; Moths by Clarence Moores Weed (1903)
"This insect is called the Antiopa or Mourning- cloak Butterfly; it is represented natural size in Figure. It has passed the winter in this adult condition, ..."

2. Stories of Insect Life by Clarence Moores Weed (1903)
"THE mourning cloak OR ANTIOPA BUTTERFLY. BUTTERFLIES in winter are rare objects, but by a little searching in the light situations you may often find ..."

3. Photography for the Sportsman Naturalist by Leverett White Brownell (1904)
"Mourning-cloak Butterfly. Of course, to do the best work possible in this branch, one should be something of an entomologist ; but this knowledge will come, ..."

4. Every-day Butterflies, a Group of Biographies by Samuel Hubbard Scudder (1899)
"... ANTIOPA —THE MOURNING- CLOAK WANDERING in open groves, while the trees are still bare of leaf, say in March, or even in warm and sunny days in February, ..."

5. Nature Study in Elementary Schools: A Manual for Teachers by Lucy Langdon Williams Wilson (1897)
"... the mourning cloak, and the Milkweed or Monarch, as it is often called, are larger, more beautiful, and more interesting, if they can be ob- Mourning ..."

6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1892)
"To Leonard Greene twenty shilling aud a mourning cloak. To my man Thomas Pullin forty shillings and a mourning cloak and my suit of serge which I late made. ..."

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