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swallowtail n : a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back [syn: swallow-tailed coat, morning coat]

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Noun

swallowtail (plural: swallowtails)
  1. the forked tail of a swallow.
  2. anything, such as a burgee, of a similar forked shape.
  3. a type of tailcoat with two long tapering tails.
  4. any of various butterflies of the family Papilionidae, having a forked extension to the hind wing.

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ornithology

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tailcoat

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butterfly

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