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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thecla  \Thec"la\,  n. 
  Any  one  of  many  species  of  small  delicately  colored 
  butterflies  belonging  to  {Thecla}  and  allied  genera;  -- 
  called  also  {hairstreak},  and  {elfin}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hairstreak  \Hair"streak`\,  n. 
  A  butterfly  of  the  genus  {Thecla};  as  the  green  hairstreak 
  ({T.  rubi}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hairstreak 
  n  :  small  butterflies  having  striped  markings  under  the  wings 
  [syn:  {hairstreak  butterfly}] 




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