1. [syn: comma, comma butterfly, Polygonia comma]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Comma \Com"ma\, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ?
clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. Capon.]
1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of
a sentence, written or printed.
2. (Mus.) A small interval (the difference between a major
and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.
Comma bacillus (Physiol.), a variety of bacillus shaped
like a comma, found in the intestines of patients
suffering from cholera. It is considered by some as having
a special relation to the disease; -- called also cholera
Comma butterfly (Zool.), an American butterfly (Grapta
comma), having a white comma-shaped marking on the under
side of the wings.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the
underside of each hind wing [syn: comma, comma
butterfly, Polygonia comma]