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Noun: milkweed butterfly  'milk,weed 'bú-tu(r),flI
  1. Large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
    - monarch, monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus

Derived forms: milkweed butterflies

Type of: danaid, danaid butterfly

Part of: Danaus, genus Danaus

Encyclopedia: Milkweed butterfly