• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aurelian An amateur collector and breeder of insects, esp. of butterflies and moths; a lepidopterist.
    • a Aurelian Of or pertaining to the aurelia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Aurelian In entomology, like or pertaining to the aurelia: as, the aurelian form of an insect.
    • n Aurelian An entomologist devoted to the study of lepidopterous insects only.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Aurelian —formerly also a name for an entomologist devoted esp. to butterflies and moths
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aurum, gold.


In literature:

The country where Aurelian found the pattern he sought to reproduce, was again Syria.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
He was the first martyr to Aurelian's petulancy, being beheaded on the 22d of December, in the same year.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Here, far above the Aurelian road, the Gallic tribes had a strong and isolated camp.
"Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1" by Elise Whitlock Rose
Thereupon the woman's husband brought suit against Father Aurelian for slander.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
One alone is of Aurelian.
"Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine" by Edward A. Freeman
Aurelian had before him no light task.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The Alemanni who had invaded Italy are overwhelmed by Aurelian.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
The first suffered martyrdom under Aurelian.
"Notes and Queries, Number 33, June 15, 1850" by Various
To Aurelian I submit as my conqueror and my sovereign.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
Some fifty years after Elagabalus, Aurelian triumphed over Zenobia of Palmyra, and built his temple of the Sun.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1" by Francis Marion Crawford

In poetry:

You'll take the old Aurelian Road through shore-descending pines
Where, blue as any peacock's neck, the Tyrrhene Ocean shines.
You'll go where laurel crowns are won, but—will you e'er forget
The scent of hawthorn in the sun, or bracken in the wet?
"The Roman Centurion's Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

A wall built around Rome by the emperor Aurelian in the third century A.D.