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Polygonia or Vanessa ProgneProgne Prog"ne, n. [L., a swallow, traditionally said to be
fr. Progne (The sister of Philomela), who was changed into a
swallow, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A swallow.
(b) A genus of swallows including the purple martin. See
(c) An American butterfly (Polygonia, or Vanessa, Progne).
It is orange and black above, grayish beneath, with an
L-shaped silver mark on the hind wings. Called also gray
comma. Vanessa antiopaElm Elm, n. [AS. elm; akin to D. olm, OHG. elm, G. ulme, Icel.
almr, Dan. & Sw. alm, L. ulmus, and E. alder. Cf. Old.]
A tree of the genus Ulmus, of several species, much used as
a shade tree, particularly in America. The English elm is
Ulmus campestris; the common American or white elm is U.
Americana; the slippery or red elm, U. fulva.
Elm beetle (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of beetles
(esp. Galeruca calmariensis), which feed on the leaves
of the elm.
Elm borer (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of beetles of
which the larv[ae] bore into the wood or under the bark of
the elm (esp. Saperda tridentata).
Elm butterfly (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of
butterflies, which, in the caterpillar state, feed on the
leaves of the elm (esp. Vanessa antiopa and Grapta
comma). See Comma butterfly, under Comma.
Elm moth (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of moths of
which the larv[ae] destroy the leaves of the elm (esp.
Eugonia subsignaria, called elm spanworm).
Elm sawfly (Zo["o]l.), a large sawfly (Cimbex Americana).
The larva, which is white with a black dorsal stripe,
feeds on the leaves of the elm. Vanessa HunteraPainted Paint"ed, a.
1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.
As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.
2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted
turtle; painted bunting.
Painted beauty (Zo["o]l.), a handsome American butterfly
(Vanessa Huntera), having a variety of bright colors,
Painted cup (Bot.), any plant of an American genus of herbs
(Castilleia) in which the bracts are usually
bright-colored and more showy than the flowers.
Castilleia coccinea has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and
is common in meadows.
Painted finch. See Nonpareil.
Painted lady (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored butterfly. See
Painted turtle (Zo["o]l.), a common American freshwater
tortoise (Chrysemys picta), having bright red and yellow
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(Millais painting), an 1868 painting
by Pre-Raphaelite artist
John Everett Millais Vanessa
, a 1933 novel
by Hugh Walpole...
14, 1988) is an American actress
and singer. After making
- Vanessa Redgrave
CBE (born 30 January
1937) is an English actress
of stage, screen
and television, and a political
activist. She is a 2003 American
- Vanessa Marcil
(/mɑːrˈsɛl/ mar-SEL; born Sally Vanessa
15, 1968) is an American
actress. She is best known
for her television...
18, 1963) is an American
singer, actress, and fashion
designer. She initially gained recognition
as the first
- Vanessa Chantal Paradis
(French pronunciation: [vanɛsa ʃɑ̃tal paʁadi]; born 22 December
1972) is a French
musician, singer, songwriter, actress, and...
16, 1980) is an American
singer-songwriter and pianist. Upon completion
of her education
at the School
- Vanessa Morgan Mziray
23, 1992), known professionally
Morgan, is a Canadian
actress. She is known
for her roles
(née Minnillo; born November
9, 1980[better source needed]) is an American-Filipino television
- Vanessa Nicole Marano
31, 1992) is an American
actress. She has starred
in television movies
and had recurring roles
in such series
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