Papilio

papilio

(Science: zoology) A genus of butterflies.

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, or asterias, and related species.

Origin: L, a butterfly.

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