zebra swallowtail

zebra swallowtail
noun
: a very large swallowtail butterfly (Papilio marcellus) of eastern No. America which has greenish white or yellowish white wings barred with black and whose larva feeds on the papaw

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a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio marcellus, having black and greenish-white stripes on the wings.
[1890-95, Amer.]

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zebra swallowtail,
a large North American swallowtail butterfly having long tails and black wings banded with greenish or yellowish white.

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