Know Your Next Word : lepidopterology

8. lepidopterology :

noun :

the branch of zoology dealing with butterflies and moths

Usage :

Mr. Sokolenko's exhibition comes at a time when Nabokov's reputation is on an upswing in the rarefied world of lepidopterology. During his lifetime some lepidopterists, perhaps jealous of his literary fame, carped about his lack of formal training. (Alexander Osipovich : St. Petersburg Exhibition Shows Nabokov Under (and Behind) a Microscope : The New York Times : Jul 26 - 2006.)

Related Forms :

lepidopterological : adjective

lepidopterist : noun

lepidoptery : noun

lepidopterist : noun

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