Meaning of swallowtail
Pronunciation: (swol'ō-tāl"), [key]
- the tail of a swallow or a deeply forked tail like that of a swallow.
- any of several butterflies of the genus Papilio, characterized by elongated hind wings that resemble the tail of a swallow, as P. polyxenesCf.
- swallowtail (Thesaurus)