a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio marcellus, having black and greenish-white stripes on the wings.
Why The Turducken Is One Of The Best Word Plays Of All TimeIt's Thanksgiving time, and while some folks will be piling their plates with turkey and mashed potatoes, we can't pass on the opportunity to consider a dish named with one of the greatest portmanteaus of all time: the turducken.
A Smack Of Jellyfish And Other Strange Animal GroupsWhat do hunting and sexual desires have in common? We could point to several things, but from a linguistic point of view, we’re referring to the archaic word venery, which means both hunting (from the Latin venor) and sexual desire (from Latin veneria, referring to Venus). Strangely, terms of venery is a collective noun that means a group of animals. And, many of these animal …
Origin of zebra swallowtail
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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