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1A migratory butterfly with predominantly orange-brown wings and darker markings.
- ‘She was lying in the dust beneath a white buddleia, staring straight ahead, sniffing at red admirals and painted ladies as they fluttered past.’
- ‘A painted lady feeds on the nutrient-rich carcass of a swift fox in western South Dakota.’
- ‘And I can see monarchs, painted ladies, tiger swallowtails, and listen to the songbirds.’
- ‘All the way we were accompanied by electric blue and emerald green damsel flies and along the banks we spotted red admirals, painted ladies, peacocks, and mere common butterflies.’
- ‘Alfalfa butterflies, painted ladies, woolly bears and various other species have been abundant all summer.’
2A Victorian house, the exterior of which is painted in three or more colors, effectively highlighting the architecture.
- ‘While long-tubed painted lady has been long in cultivation, it is still rare.’
- ‘Gladiolus carneus or "Painted lady" grows to 1m tall.’
painted lady/pān(t)əd ˈlādē/
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