Definitions for: Emperor


[n] large richly colored butterfly
[n] large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings
[n] red table grape of California
[n] the male ruler of an empire



Webster (1913) Definition: Em"per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur,
L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to
prepare, order. See Parade, and cf. Imperative,
Empress.]
The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; -- a title of
dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany
or of Austria; the emperor or Czar of Russia.

Emperor goose (Zo["o]l.), a large and handsome goose
(Philacte canagica), found in Alaska.

Emperor moth (Zo["o]l.), one of several large and beautiful
bombycid moths, with transparent spots on the wings; as
the American Cecropia moth (Platysamia cecropia), and
the European species (Saturnia pavonia).

Emperor paper. See under Paper.

Purple emperor (Zo["o]l.), a large, strong British
butterfly (Apatura iris).

Synonyms: emperor butterfly, emperor moth, Saturnia pavonia

See Also: Apatura, Apatura iris, Bonaparte, brush-footed butterfly, Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, crowned head, Emperor of Rome, Empress, four-footed butterfly, Francis Joseph, Francis Joseph I, Franz Josef I, Franz Joseph, Genghis Khan, genus Apatura, genus Saturnia, Haile Selassie, Hirohito, Holy Roman Emperor, Jenghiz Khan, Jinghis Khan, Justinian, Justinian I, Justinian the Great, Kaiser, Kubla Khan, Kublai Kaan, Kublai Khan, Meiji Tenno, Michinomiya Hirohito, mikado, monarch, Montezuma II, Mutsuhito, Napoleon, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon I, Napoleon III, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly, purple emperor, Ras Tafari, Ras Tafari Makonnen, Roman Emperor, Saturnia, saturniid, saturniid moth, Shah Jahan, sovereign, tenno, the Little Corporal, vinifera grape

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