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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Turnus  \Tur"nus\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  L.  Turnus,  the  king  of  the 
  Rutuli  mentioned  in  the  [AE]neid.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  common,  large  handsome,  American  swallowtail  butterfly, 
  now  regarded  as  one  of  the  forms  of  {Papilio,  or  Jasoniades 
  glaucus}.  The  wings  are  yellow,  margined  and  barred  with 
  black,  and  with  an  orange-red  spot  near  the  posterior  angle 
  of  the  hind  wings.  Called  also  {tiger  swallowtail}.  See 
  Illust.  under  {Swallowtail}. 

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