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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hairstreak, hairstreak butterflynoun

    small butterflies having striped markings under the wings


  1. hairstreaknoun

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


  1. hairstreak

    The subfamily Theclinae is a group of butterflies, often referred to as hairstreaks, with some species instead known as elfins or by other names. The group is part of the family Lycaenidae, the "gossamer-winged butterflies". There are many tropical species as well as a number found in the Americas. Tropical hairstreaks often have iridescent blue coloration above, caused by reflected light from the structure of the wing scales rather than by pigment. Hairstreaks from North America are commonly brown above. Few Theclinae are migratory. Members of this group are described as 'thecline'.


  1. hairstreak

    Hairstreak is a common name for a group of small to medium-sized butterflies characterized by thin, hair-like projections on the lower edge of their hind wings, resembling a false antenna. They are a part of the Lycaenidae family with over 1,200 different species worldwide. Some of the species have bright and colorful patterns on their wings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hairstreaknoun

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hairstreak in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hairstreak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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