[pap-uh-lon; French pa-pee-yawn]
noun, plural papillons [-lonz; French pa-pee-yawn] .
one of a breed of toy spaniels having a long, silky coat and large, erect ears held so that they resemble the wings of a butterfly.

1905–10; < French: butterfly < Latin pāpiliōn- (stem of pāpiliō) Unabridged
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papillon (ˈpæpɪˌlɒn)
a breed of toy spaniel with large ears
[French: butterfly, from Latin pāpiliō]

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Papillon says that this biography left nothing to desire, but it has never been printed.
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