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A brown Eurasian butterfly with cream or orange markings, favoring light woodland habitats.
- ‘The area is also home to an array of butterflies such as the peacock and speckled wood and a number of species of dragonflies.’
- ‘There's hundreds of speckled woods all over the place particularly Hills and Holes, Barnack and many other sites.’
- ‘Other records for himself and others report a steady supply of speckled woods seen all over Northern Ireland, and also south of the border.’
- ‘On bright sunny days, speckled woods are often to be seen flitting around in forest clearings, where their speckled appearance blends in with the dappled patterns of light and shade.’
- ‘Unlike any other British butterfly, speckled woods are able to hibernate as either a caterpillar or chrysalis.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.