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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pierid, pierid butterflynoun

    any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs

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  1. pierid

    The Pieridae are a large family of butterflies with about 76 genera containing about 1,100 species, mostly from tropical Africa and tropical Asia with some varieties in the more northern regions of North America and Eurasia. Most pierid butterflies are white, yellow, or orange in coloration, often with black spots. The pigments that give the distinct coloring to these butterflies are derived from waste products in the body and are a characteristic of this family. The family was created by William John Swainson in 1820. The name "butterfly" is believed to have originated from a member of this family, the brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni, which was called the "butter-coloured fly" by early British naturalists.The sexes usually differ, often in the pattern or number of the black markings. The larvae (caterpillars) of a few of these species, such as Pieris brassicae and Pieris rapae, commonly seen in gardens, feed on brassicas, and are notorious agricultural pests. Males of many species exhibit gregarious mud-puddling behavior when they may imbibe salts from moist soils.

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  1. pierid

    A pierid is a butterfly of the family Pieridae, which is characterized by their predominantly yellow, orange, or white coloration. This group includes common species such as the cabbage white and brimstone butterflies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pieridnoun

    any butterfly of the genus Pieris and related genera. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage

  2. Etymology: [See Peirides.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pierid in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pierid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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