morpho definition

  • noun:
    • Any of various big, vibrant colored butterflies for the genus Morpho, present tropical elements of Central and South America and including specially M. menelaus and M. rhetenor. These butterflies are noted for the brilliant iridescent blue colour of their wings.
    • Any of the genus Morpho of large exotic United states butterflies.
    • anyone of numerous types of big, handsome, tropical United states butterflies, associated with the genus Morpho. They're mentioned the extremely brilliant metallic luster and brilliant colors (usually blue) of top area for the wings. The reduced surface is usually brown or grey, with eyelike spots.
    • A genus of magnificent nymphalid butterflies, typical of the subfamily Mornhinæ.

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