Camberwell beauty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Camberwell beauty of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Camberwell beauty kam′ber-wel bū′ti, (Vanessa antiopa) a fancy name for one of the largest and most beautiful of British butterflies.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Many instances occur to me, but one will be sufficient, Vanessa Antiopa, the "Camberwell Beauty" butterfly.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Purple Emperors and Camberwell Beauties and Bath Whites were all as frequent as Heath Browns at home.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
***