Definition of papilio in English:

papilio

noun

  • Originally: a butterfly or large moth. Later: specifically any of various swallowtail butterflies belonging to the large genus Papilio.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From classical Latin pāpiliō butterfly, moth, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

papilio

/pəˈpɪlɪəʊ/