Definition of Red admiral

1. Noun. Of temperate Europe and Asia; having black wings with red and white markings.

Definition of Red admiral

1. Noun. A bright red and black butterfly, ''Vanessa atalanta'', of the family Nymphalidae. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Admiral

red-throated diver
red-throated divers
red-throated loon
red-throated loons
red-throated pipit
red-veined darter
red-veined darters
red-veined pie plant
red-winged blackbird
red-winged tinamou
red-winged tinamous
red Bordeaux
red Clintonia
red admiral (current term)
red admirals
red alder
red alert
red alga
red algae
red amaranth
red angel's trumpet
red ant
red ants
red ash
red atrophy
red bandfish
red baneberry
red bat

Literary usage of Red admiral

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Western Wanderings: A Record of Travel in the Evening Land by John Whetham Beddam Whetham (1874)
"... harbour — Sport—Indians—A red admiral—Superstition—Hospitality. DOWN the Columbia for some miles to Kalama, a little village. in Washington Territory; ..."

2. Every-day Butterflies: A Group of Biographies by Samuel Hubbard Scudder (1899)
"The red admiral is one of the last of such butterflies to make its appearance in spring, being seldom seen before the beginning of the second week in May ..."

3. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1856)
"Admiral of the White Sir JA Om- manney, KCB, to be Admiral of the Red; Admiral of the Blue the Hon. G. Elliot, CB, to be Admiral of the White. ..."

4. The Navy and the Nation: Or, Naval Warfare and Imperial Defence by James Richard Thursfield (1897)
"On the contrary, so far from the red admiral being able to report that he had ... It is true that the red admiral was not in a position to defeat the Blue ..."

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