pap·il·lon (păpə-lŏn′, pä′pē-yôɴ)
A dog of a toy spaniel breed developed in Europe, having a long silky coat, a bushy tail that curves over the back, and large ears shaped like the wings of a butterfly.
[French, from Old French, butterfly, from Latin pāpiliō, pāpiliōn-; see PAVILION.]
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