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.
Definition of satyrid in:
- The British & World English dictionary