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swallowtail

noun swal·low·tail \ˈswä-lō-ˌtāl, -lə-\

Definition of SWALLOWTAIL

1
:  a deeply forked and tapering tail (as of a swallow)
2
:  tailcoat
3
:  any of various usually large brightly marked butterflies (family Papilionidae, especially genus Papilio) with each hind wing typically having an elongated process
swal·low–tailed \-ˌtāld\ adjective

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First Known Use of SWALLOWTAIL

1703
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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