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tiger swallowtail

noun
1.
a yellow swallowtail butterfly, Papilio glaucus, of eastern North America, having the forewings striped with black.
Origin of tiger swallowtail
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • The yearly cycle of the tiger swallowtail is much like that of the related species.

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