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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
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • tiger swallowtail and zebra swallowtail butterflies are often seen sipping nectar from these colorful plants.
  • There were tiger swallowtail, painted lady and mourning cloak butterflies.

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