Definition of Papilio

1. n. A genus of butterflies.



Definition of Papilio

1. a type of butterfly [n -S]

Medical Definition of Papilio

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Papilio

paperwhites
paperwoman
paperwork
paperworks
papery
papes
papescent
papess
papesses
papeterie
papeteries
paphians
papier-mache
papier collé
papilio (current term)
papilionaceous
papiliones
papilionid
papilionides
papilionids
papilios
papilla
papilla duodeni major
papilla duodeni minor
papilla incisiva
papilla lacrimalis
papilla lingualis
papilla mammae

Literary usage of Papilio

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1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1891)
"1883.—Notes on the Early Stages of some Heterocera. (papilio, III., p. 24. ... (papilio, III., pp. 155-157.) 1883.—Obituary notice of James Spencer Bailey. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"papilio hector, a common Indian butterfly of a rich black colour spotted with crimson, is so closely copied by papilio romulus, that the latter insect has ..."

3. Catalogue of Diurnal Lepidoptera Described by Fabricius in the Collection of by Arthur Gardiner Butler (1869)
"This remarkable papilio has, as Mr. Wallace has shown, throe distinct forms of ... Amboina. (Collected 1859, by AB Wallace, Esq.) BM 64. papilio Helenus. ..."

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