Satyrid definition

sātər-ĭd, sătər-, sə-tīrĭd
Any of numerous nymphalid butterflies of the subfamily Satyrinae, formerly the family Satyridae, which includes the satyrs and wood nymphs.
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Any butterfly of the family Satyridae.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
satyrid
Plural:
satyrids

Origin of satyrid

  • From New Latin Satyridae former family name from Satyrus type genus from Latin satyrus satyr satyr

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition