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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈanə/

noun

A North American fritillary (butterfly), the male of which is orange and black and the female blue and black.
  • Speyeria diana, subfamily Argynninae, family Nymphalidae
Example sentences
  • The hairy black and orange caterpillar of the Diana fritillary, Speyeria diana, spends its spring and early summer days eating violet flowers and leaves after wintering over without eating a bite.
  • Luoguella diana n. sp. differs from Luoguella elegantula n. sp. in the smooth and wide ramp, an umbilical area covered by an inductura, the rounded-angular periphery, and thickened peristome.

Origin

Modern Latin; associated with the goddess of the moon, because of the silvery crescents on the wings.

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Diana 2 Line breaks: Diana
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈanə/
Roman Mythology
An early Italian goddess associated with hunting, virginity, and, in later literature, with the moon. Greek equivalent Artemis.

Words that rhyme with Diana

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