Definition of birdwing in English:


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(also bird-winged butterfly)


  • A very large boldly marked butterfly occurring in the tropical parts of Australasia.
    • Genus Ornithoptera, family Papilionidae: several species, including Queen Alexandra’s birdwing (O. alexandrae), which is the world’s largest butterfly
    More example sentences
    • At least 280 species, including birdwings, live in the park.
    • A hundred and fifty years ago, Alfred Russel Wallace must have stood in similar awe when he first saw this spectacular birdwing butterfly in Sarawak, a few hundred miles down the coast from where we were hiking.

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