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brush-foot•ed butterfly  (brushfŏŏt′id),USA pronunciation 
  • Insectsany of several butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, including the fritillaries, mourning cloaks, anglewings, and commas, characterized by reduced, nonfunctional forelegs. Also called  four-footed butterfly. 

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