spicebush swallowtail

spicebush swallowtail
noun
: a rather dark swallowtail butterfly (Papilio troilus) of eastern No. America

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a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio troilus, having a dark body with yellow spots on the forewings and greenish hind wings. Also called troilus butterfly.
[1900-05]

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spicebush swallowtail,
= troilus butterfly. (Cf.troilus butterfly)

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