Definition of Diana in English:

Diana

proper noun

Roman Mythology
  • An early Italian goddess associated with hunting, virginity, and, in later literature, with the moon.

    Greek equivalent Artemis

Pronunciation:

Diana

/dīˈanə/

Definition of diana in English:

diana

noun

  • A North American fritillary (butterfly), the male of which is orange and black and the female blue and black.

    • ‘Luoguella diana n. sp. differs from Luoguella elegantula n. sp. in the smooth and wide ramp, an umbilical area covered by an inductura, the rounded-angular periphery, and thickened peristome.’
    • ‘The hairy black and orange caterpillar of the Diana fritillary, Speyeria diana, spends its spring and early summer days eating violet flowers and leaves after wintering over without eating a bite.’

Origin

Modern Latin; associated with the goddess of the moon, because of the silvery crescents on the wings.

Pronunciation:

diana

/dīˈanə/