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A butterfly with brilliant metallic markings on the wings, found chiefly in tropical America.
- ‘The family of metalmark butterflies consists of little metalmarks and northern metalmarks.’
- ‘As their name implies, Mormon metalmarks are mostly a species of the Great Basin, and do not occur across most of the Pacific Northwest.’
- ‘And so, in 2001, I actually got to see my first living swamp metalmarks at Dundee Fen in Wisconsin.’
- ‘In experiments pitting the two in a Plexiglas arena, the metalmark faced down its nemesis time after time.’
- ‘Unlike the many butterfly species that have several generations a year, Lange's metalmark has only one.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.