papillon and Dubois were the persons whom the country party agreed to elect: Box was pointed out by the courtiers.
Miss papillon called on us yesterday, looking handsomer than ever.
The two sheriffs already elected, papillon and Dubois, were insisted on as the only legal magistrates.
Bombo, the name of a dog, supposed by papillon to be the name of a wood-engraver, 337 n.
Mary de Medici, her portrait mistaken by papillon and Fournier for a specimen of her own engraving on wood, 461.
She adds to her gift the horse papillon and his comrade Benoist.
It was probably the essays of papillon that provoked curious experiments on the part of other wood engravers.
This is mentioned by M. Peignot, on the authority of papillon.
But papillon defends himself with conceited smiles and meaning looks.
So he readily assented to accompany the Judge, and Colonel papillon, who was no less curious, agreed to go too.
1907, as a breed of dog, from French papillon, literally "butterfly," from Latin papilionem (nominative papilio) "butterfly," perhaps from a reduplicated form of PIE root *pal- "to touch, feel, shake."
The Latin word is cognate with Old English fifealde "butterfly," Old Saxon fifoldara, Old Norse fifrildi, Old High German vivaltra, German Falter. The dog so called for the shape of the ears.