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spicebush swallowtail

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noun

a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio troilus, having a dark body with yellow spots on the forewings and greenish hind wings.

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Also called troilus butterfly.

Origin of spicebush swallowtail

First recorded in 1900–05

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