Definition of hedge brown in English:

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hedge brown

noun

Another term for gatekeeper (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • Butterflies on the wing included a pair of marbled whites, several hedge browns, a comma and a ringlet.
  • The larvae of butterflies have characteristic food plants: the orange-tip feeds on lady's smock, the speckled wood and hedge brown on various grasses and the tortoiseshell on nettles.
  • A butterfly of open woodlands, hedgerows and lanes, the gatekeeper or hedge brown has a brownish-orange upperside with dark brown margins and a twin pupilled eye-spot.

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