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Definition of "orange-tip" [orange-tip]

  • In entomology, one of several butterflies whose wings are tipped with orange. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "orange-tip" in a sentence
  • "Around it, orange-tip butterflies sought cuckoo flowers and willow warblers sang in hedges."
  • "On our way to the British Camp, Chris Thomond and I walked through bluebells and milkmaid or lady's smock (don't believe anyone who tells you that British wild flowers have gone), brushed aside orange-tip and green-veined white butterflies, watched a buzzard and a sparrowhawk and avoided an adder."
  • "An orange-tip butterfly goes by, riding the thermal that rises off the edge of a terrace to one side."