Troilus Tro"i*lus, n.; pl. L. {Troili}, E. {Troiluses}. [NL., fr. L. Troilus, Gr. ?, the son of Priam.] (Zo["o]l.) A large, handsome American butterfly ({Euph[oe]ades troilus}, or {Papilio troilus}). It is black, with yellow marginal spots on the front wings, and blue spots on the rear wings; -- also called {troilus butterfly}. [1913 Webster]

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  • troilus — butterfly Tro i*lus butterfly A large American butterfly ({Papilio troilus}). It is black, with yellow marginal spots on the front wings, and blue on the rear; also called {troilus}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Troïlus — Troïlos Achille tendant un guet apens à Troïlos (?), coupe laconienne à figures noires, 550 540 av. J. C., musée du Louvre (E 669) Dans la mythologie grecque, Troïlos ou Troïlus (en grec ancien …   Wikipédia en Français

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