[lep-i-dop-ter-uh n] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər ən/

noun, plural lepidoptera
[lep-i-dop-ter-uh] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər ə/ (Show IPA)
any lepidopterous insect.


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