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tiger swallowtail

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noun
  1. a yellow swallowtail butterfly, Papilio glaucus, of eastern North America, having the forewings striped with black.
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Origin of tiger swallowtail

First recorded in 1885–90
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  • Turnus, tur′nus, n. the tiger-swallowtail, a black-striped United States butterfly.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

    Various