Definitions for hairstreakˈhɛərˌstrik

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any small, dark butterfly of the family Lycaenidae, having hairlike tails on the hind wings.

    Category: Entomology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hairstreak, hairstreak butterfly(noun)

    small butterflies having striped markings under the wings


  1. hairstreak(Noun)

    Any of many butterflies, of the subfamily Theclinae, that have hairlike projections on the back wings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hairstreak(noun)

    a butterfly of the genus Thecla; as, the green hairstreak (T. rubi)


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