papalló

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pāpiliōnem, accusative of pāpiliō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

papalló m (plural papallons)

  1. (Balearics, dated) Dialectal form of papallona (butterfly)

Usage notes[edit]

This, the original masculine form of the now feminine papallona, is today retained mainly in the more conservative dialects of Catalan, though the pronunciation in some dialects has shifted so that it is sometimes spelled papaió.