Papilio asterias
Papilio Pa*pil"i*o, peop. n. [L., a butterfly.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of butterflies. [1913 Webster]

Note: Formerly it included numerous species which are now placed in other genera. By many writers it is now restricted to the swallow-tailed butterflies, like {Papilio polyxenes}, syn. {Papilio asterias}, and related species. [1913 Webster]


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  • Papilio — Pa*pil i*o, peop. n. [L., a butterfly.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of butterflies. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly it included numerous species which are now placed in other genera. By many writers it is now restricted to the swallow tailed butterflies,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Papilio polyxenes — Papilio Pa*pil i*o, peop. n. [L., a butterfly.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of butterflies. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly it included numerous species which are now placed in other genera. By many writers it is now restricted to the swallow tailed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • priestcap — Swallowtail Swal low*tail , n. 1. (Carp.) A kind of tenon or tongue used in making joints. See {Dovetail}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A species of willow. [1913 Webster] 3. (Fort.) An outwork with converging sides, its head or front forming a re[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swallowtail — Swal low*tail , n. 1. (Carp.) A kind of tenon or tongue used in making joints. See {Dovetail}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A species of willow. [1913 Webster] 3. (Fort.) An outwork with converging sides, its head or front forming a re[ e]ntrant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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