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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. moths and butterflies;
[syn: Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lepidoptera \Lep`i*dop"te*ra\ (-d[o^]p"t[-e]*r[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale + ptero`n a feather, wing.] (Zool.) An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths. They have broad wings, covered with minute overlapping scales, usually brightly colored. [1913 Webster] Note: They have a tubular proboscis, or haustellum, formed by the two slender maxill[ae]. The labial palpi are usually large, and the proboscis, when not in use, can be coiled up spirally between them. The mandibles are rudimentary. The larv[ae], called caterpillars, are often brightly colored, and they commonly feed on leaves. The adults feed chiefly on the honey of flowers. [1913 Webster] Lepidopteral
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Lepidoptera n 1: moths and butterflies [syn: Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera]