• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ursula (Zoöl) A beautiful North American butterfly (Basilarchia astyanax syn. Limenitis astyanax). Its wings are nearly black with red and blue spots and blotches. Called also red-spotted purple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ursula A North American butterfly, Basilarchia or Limenitis astyanax (formerly L. ursula). It is purple-black with slight blue and red blotches, and hence is called red-spotted purple. Its larva feeds on many plants, as willow, oak, blackberry, cherry, and species of Vaccinium.
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In literature:

While Heidi lived with Ursula, she had always been obliged to keep in the house, where the old woman could see her.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
COLOGNE, St. Ursula (died 452).
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
To be sure, the good cousin Ursula was his child as well.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
Sister Ursula's voice was very sweet, but the matter of her speech did not interest.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893" by Various
Blessed Ursula, illumine my darkness.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
She saw St. Ursula, St. Roch, St. Theresa, and the Holy Virgin.
"Fasting Girls" by William Alexander Hammond
Unfortunately, it's one that has been of no benefit to Ursula and myself.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Poor Dame Ursula wept bitterly at the notion of taking her darling little Lionel into such a dismal pit.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
The part of Ursula is filled by the same old lady who has played it for years in my theatres.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810" by Various
He by no means agreed with Ursula in her approbation.
"The Flower Basket" by Unknown

In poetry:

I knew them all; ay, I knew them straight;
First, Anna, then Ursula, Eve, and Kate,
And Barbara, Lizzy, and Bet as well;
And forming a ring, they began to yell:
"Gipsy Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In a vision of true faith
Ursula loved the son of God
and rejected betrothed and world alike;
she gazed at the sun
and implored the most beautiful youth,
"O Ecclesia" by Hildegard von Bingen

In news:

Ursula and Findlay will be part of the Division I state girls tournament on Oct 19-20.
Oscar Nunez and his wife Ursula Whittaker welcomed daughter August Luce Nunez on Oct 4, his rep confirms to Us Weekly.
Ursula Zerilli / Kalamazoo Gazette The MSU Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies has officially merged into the WMU School of Medicine.
REVIEWS Ursula Rucker, ' Ruckus Soundsysdom.
Sister Directed by Ursula Meier Adopt Films Opens October 5, Lincoln Plaza and Angelika Film Center.
Are You Feeling This Bon Iver, Ursula Rucker, Spank Rock, Arcade Fire.
Ursula Alwang made 11 saves in goal for Weston, now 4-0-2.
Other musicians who have appeared alongside Wax Tailor include North Carolina Hip-Hop duo The Others, Ursula Rucker, Sharon Jones, Voice and A State Of Mind.
When Ursula Andress emerged from the sea, curves glistening, with a dagger strapped to her bikini in 1962's "Dr. No," she made the Bond girl an instant icon.
The incredible stories of Ursula Le Guin make arguments about genre seem foolish.
Ursula Burns Pushes Washington to Solve 'Fiscal Cliff' Crisis.
ESPNHS Girls' Soccer: St Ursula .
Ursula (Ohio) coach leaves for Elder.
Ursula Le Guin, best known for her works of science fiction and fantasy, has been writing and publishing novels, children's books, poetry and drama for more than four decades.
Ursula Capps, 70, of Townley, passed away on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012, at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper.

In science:

Ursula Hamenst¨adt, Train tracks and the Gromov boundary of the complex of curves, Spaces of Kleinian groups, London Math.
Random Heegaard splittings