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satyrid Syllabification: sa·tyr·id
Pronunciation: /ˈsatərid/ /ˈsā-/

Definition of satyrid in English:


A butterfly of a group that includes the browns, heaths, ringlets, and related species. They typically have brown wings with small eyespots and many live in woodland and breed on grasses. Also called brown.
  • Subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae (formerly the family Satyridae)


Early 20th century: from modern Latin Satyridae (plural), from Latin Satyrus (see satyr), used as a genus name.

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