spicebush swallowtail

[ spahys-boosh swol-oh-teyl ]

  1. a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio troilus, having a dark body with yellow spots on the forewings and greenish hindwings: flies low to the ground, distinctly unlike other swallowtails.

Origin of spicebush swallowtail

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby spicebush swallowtail

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