Definition of metalmark in English:

metalmark

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noun

  • A butterfly with brilliant metallic markings on the wings, found chiefly in tropical America.
    • Family Riodinidae: several genera
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    • And so, in 2001, I actually got to see my first living swamp metalmarks at Dundee Fen in Wisconsin.
    • In experiments pitting the two in a Plexiglas arena, the metalmark faced down its nemesis time after time.
    • Unlike the many butterfly species that have several generations a year, Lange's metalmark has only one.

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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody