Danaus


Danaus
noun
type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies
Syn: ↑genus Danaus
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Danaidae, ↑family Danaidae
Member Meronyms: ↑monarch, ↑monarch butterfly, ↑milkweed butterfly, ↑Danaus plexippus

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\\ˈdanēəs, -nāəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, after Danaus, mythical king of Argos who ordered his daughters to murder their husbands, from Latin, from Greek Danaos
: the type genus of Danaidae comprising the monarch and several other predominantly black-and-orange butterflies chiefly of subtropical regions

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/dan"ay euhs/, n. Class. Myth.
a ruler of Argos who ordered his 50 daughters to kill their husbands on their wedding night. Cf. Danaides.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Danăus — Danăus, Schmetterling, so v.w. Danaide …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Danaus — [dan′ā əs] n. see DANAIDES …   English World dictionary

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