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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.]
(Breeds) a breed of toy spaniel with large ears
[French: butterfly, from Latin pāpiliō]
pap•il•lon(ˈpæp əˌlɒn; Fr. pa piˈyɔ̃)
n., pl. -lons (-ˌlɒn; Fr. -ˈyɔ̃)
one of a breed of toy spaniels having a long, silky coat and large, erect ears held so that they resemble the wings of a butterfly.
[1905–10; < French: butterfly < Latin pāpiliōn- (s. of pāpiliō)]