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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
nymphalid \nymphalid\ n. Any butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, consisting of medium to large butterflies found worldwide, typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast. Syn: nymphalid butterfly, brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly. [WordNet 1.5]