Definition of Pierid

1. Noun. Any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs.

Exact synonyms: Pierid Butterfly
Generic synonyms: Butterfly
Group relationships: Family Pieridae, Pieridae
Specialized synonyms: Cabbage Butterfly



Definition of Pierid

1. n. Any butterfly of the genus Pieris and related genera. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage.

Definition of Pierid

1. Noun. (zoology) Any butterfly of ''Pieris'' and related genera. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pierid

1. a type of butterfly [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pierid

1. Any butterfly of the genus Pieris and related genera. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage. See: Peirides. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Pierid Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pierid

piercees
piercel
piercels
piercer
piercers
pierces
piercing
piercingly
piercingness
piercings
pierhead line
pierheads
pierid (current term)
pierides
pieridine
pierids
pierless
piermaster
piermasters
pierogi
pierogies
pierogis
pierre robin syndrome
pierrotite
pierrots
piers

Literary usage of Pierid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Entomology, with Special Reference to Its Ecological Aspects by Justus Watson Folsom (1922)
"He traces the transition chiefly through the males of several pierid species— for the males, though for the most part white (the typical ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1900)
"A highly specialized pierid, in which the radius of forewings is three-branched; ... A typical pierid in which Rz keeps its original position above cell, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1898)
"A STRANGE AFRICAN pierid. A genus which has reached the grade of specialization of Nathalis, Mancipium and Pontia, and even gone beyond it, is represented ..."

4. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society, British Soviet Friendship Society (1922)
"Your attention is also called to the repeated finding of nests of the white tree pierid (Aporia crataegi L.) on French fruit seedlings. ..."

5. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"The production of the yellow pierid pigment may be obtained by heating uric acid with water, in sealed tubes, at high temperatures. ..."

6. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1900)
"The production of the yellow pierid pigment may be obtained by heating uric acid with water, in sealed tubes, at high temperatures. ..."

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