spring beauty

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spring beauty (plural spring beauties)

  1. Any of various species of flowering plant of the genus Claytonia, primarily native to the Americas and northeastern Asia.
    • 2010, Robert Michael Pyle, Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year (page 123)
      On the lane below, more orangetips nectared on spring beauties and violets.
  2. A small American butterfly (genus Erora) which appears in spring. The hind wings of the male are brown, bordered with deep blue; those of the female are mostly blue.

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