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papillon

noun pa·pil·lon \ˌpä-pē-ˈyōⁿ, ˌpa-\

Definition of PAPILLON

:  any of a European breed of small slender toy spaniels having large erect heavily fringed ears
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Origin of PAPILLON

French, literally, butterfly, from Latin papilion-, papilio
First Known Use: 1907

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