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Definition 1: any of several brightly colored butterflies - [noun denoting animal]

(admiral is a kind of ...) medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast

Definition 2: the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral - [noun denoting person]

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(admiral is a kind of ...) a senior naval officer above the rank of captain

(... is an instance of admiral) British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)

(... is an instance of admiral) English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)

(... is an instance of admiral) English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)

(... is an instance of admiral) Japanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (1884-1943)

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