A close up of an emperor butterfly.Licensed from iStockPhoto
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of several brightly colored butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, such as Asterocampa clyton, having orange-tawny wings with dark markings.