Swallowtail
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British pronunciation/swˈɒlə‍ʊtˌe‍ɪl/
American pronunciation/swˈɑːloʊtˌeɪl/
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a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back

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swallowtail definition and meaning
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a term used to refer to several species of butterflies known for their distinctive, elongated hindwings

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What is a "swallowtail"?

A swallowtail is a magnificent butterfly species found in various parts of the world. It is named after its distinctively shaped hindwings that resemble the forked tail of a swallow. Swallowtail butterflies are known for their large size and vibrant coloration, often featuring striking combinations of black, yellow, and blue. They are agile flyers, gracefully gliding through the air with their characteristic wingbeat pattern. Swallowtail butterflies have a diverse diet, feeding on nectar from a wide range of flowers, and are also known to visit mud puddles to extract essential minerals. Their beauty and elegance have made them beloved and iconic symbols of the natural world.

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The swallowtail butterfly appeared to effortlessly skim from flower to flower.
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