pierid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pierid any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pierid (Zoöl) Any butterfly of the genus Pieris and related genera. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pierid A member of the lepidopterous family Pieridæ.
    • pierid Having the characters of or belonging to the family Pieridæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Peirides

Usage

In literature:

PIERIDES, the name given to the Muses from their fountain PIERIA (q. v.).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Pierides, tuneful nine (Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Urania).
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The pupa of a 'swallowtail' (Papilionid) or a 'white' (Pierid) butterfly (fig.
"The Life-Story of Insects" by Geo. H. Carpenter
Challenge of the Pierides.
"The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
They also repeat to her the song of the Pierides, who challenged them to sing.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Pierides (pi-er'-i-deez), 158, 162.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Here with the sweet Pierides.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Cimier: the head crest in Pierid chrysalids.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Song of the Pierides.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
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In poetry:

Here be shadows large and long;
Here be spaces meet for song;
Grant, O garden-god, that I,
Now that none profane is nigh,—
Now that mood and moment please,—
Find the fair Pierides!
"A Garden Song" by Henry Austin Dobson