troilus butterfly
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

  • troilus butterfly — ˈtrȯiləs , ˈtrōələs noun also troilus ( es) Etymology: from Troilus, son of Priam, king of Troy, from Latin, from Greek Trōilos : a large American swallowtail (Papilio troilus) that is black with yellow marginal spots on the front wings and blue …   Useful english dictionary

  • troilus butterfly. — See spicebush swallowtail. [ < NL, the butterfly s specific epithet, appar. after TROILUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • troilus butterfly. — See spicebush swallowtail. [ < NL, the butterfly s specific epithet, appar. after TROILUS] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • troilus — noun see troilus butterfly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Butterfly — calesButterflies are characterized by their scale covered wings.The coloration of butterfly wings is created by minute scales. These scales are pigmented with melanins that give them blacks and browns, but blues, greens, reds and iridescence are… …   Wikipedia

  • troilus — n. large beautiful American butterfly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Euphoeades troilus — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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