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1. An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths.

They have broad wings, covered with minute overlapping scales, usually brightly colored.

2. An order of the class Insecta that includes the butterflies, moths, and skippers; characterized by scaly wings, sucking mouth parts, and complete metamorphosis.
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