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zebra swallowtail


noun

a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio marcellus, having black and greenish-white stripes on the wings.

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Nearby words

zebra crossing, zebra finch, zebra label, zebra mussel, zebra plant, zebra swallowtail, zebra-tailed lizard, zebrafish, zebraic, zebrass, zebrawood

Origin of zebra swallowtail

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019