Par*nas"sian (?), a. [L. Parnassius.]

Of or pertaining to Parnassus.


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Par*nas"sian, n. [See Parnassus.] (Zoöl.)

Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to the genus Parnassius. They inhabit the mountains, both in the Old World and in America.


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Par*nas"sian (?), n. [F. parnassien.]

One of a school of French poets of the Second Empire (1852-70) who emphasized metrical form and made the little use of emotion as poetic material; -- so called from the name (Parnasse contemporain) of the volume in which their first poems were collected in 1866.


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