- 1 [mass noun] • archaic Sulphur.More example sentences
- And still the wall of steam and brimstone advanced…
- The smell of blood and brimstone filled the air.
- No creatures reeking of brimstone entered our church.
- 2A bright yellow butterfly or moth:
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- ● (also brimstone butterfly) a European butterfly of the white family, the male of which is yellow and the female greenish-white (Gonepteryx rhamni, family Pieridae). ● (also brimstone moth) a small yellow European moth (Opisthograptis luteolata, family Geometridae).
- Reminding me of an animated daffodil, a male brimstone butterfly flits through the sun-dappled shade.
- And who wouldn't enjoy the sight of the first brimstone of the year eagerly supping at a garden primrose.
- Many interesting moths showed throughout this year including the Brimstone.
late Old English brynstān, probably from bryne 'burning' + stān 'stone'.
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