Any of several species of butterflies (family Nymphalidae) that are colourful, fast-flying, and much prized by collectors. The migratory red admiral (Vanessa atalanta), widespread in Europe, Scandinavia, North America, and North Africa, feeds on stinging nettles. The Indian red admiral (V. indica) is found in the Canary Islands and India. The white admiral (Limenitis camilla, or Basilarchia arthemis), a Eurasian and North American species, feeds on honeysuckle.
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Although temporary navies were established for engagement in naval battles beforehand, the Chinese established their first permanent, standing navy in 1132 AD, during the Song Dynasty. China's main headquarters and office for the admiral at that point was established at Dinghai, with the main base near what is now modern Shanghai.
The rank of Admiral has also been subdivided into various grades, several of which are historically extinct while others are used by most present day navies. The Royal Navy used colours (red, white, and blue, in descending order) to indicate the seniority of its admirals until 1864; for example, Horatio Nelson's highest rank was Vice Admiral of the White. The generic term for these naval equivalents of army generals is Flag Officer. Some navies have also used army-type titles for them, such as the Cromwellian General at Sea.
ADMIRALS' BEST EFFORTS CAN'T REVERSE ATTENDANCE SLIDE TV APPEARANCES AND LONGER PLAYOFF RUNS ARE KEYS TO WIDENING THE FRANCHISE'S FAN BASE, OFFICIALS SAY.(SPORTS)
Apr 22, 1997; Byline: HARRY MINIUM,STAFF WRITER NORFOLK -- Whether the glass was half-full or half-empty at the turnstile for the Hampton Roads...
ADMIRALS WIN HOME FINALE TO STAY ALIVE TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS, THE TEAM MUST GO 2-0 ON THE ROAD AND GET HELP FROM PEORIA.(SPORTS)
Mar 28, 1998; Byline: HARRY MINIUM, STAFF WRITER NORFOLK -- The Hampton Roads admirals may not make the playoffs, but on Friday they...