Definition of papilio
1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Papilionidae) of lepidopterous insects that as originally formulated included all the butterflies but is now usually restricted to the typical swallow-tailed butterflies and a few nearly related forms
2 plural -s : any butterfly of the genus Papilio
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Origin and Etymology of papilio
New Latin, from Latin, butterfly — more at pavilion
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