Meaning of swallow-tailed in English:

swallow-tailed

Pronunciation /ˈswɒləʊteɪld/

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adjective

See swallowtail

‘The ones I missed right off the bat were the swallow-tailed butterflies (the big yellow and black ones that used to be everywhere), the long-tailed hummingbird and Lignum Vitae trees.’
  • ‘Higher still, trapeze performers dive and fall: swallow-tailed kite, painted bunting, Cooper's hawk.’
  • ‘There were gopher tortoises here and above us swallow-tailed kites.’
  • ‘Was it a member of the winged flock that was in the running for Oklahoma's state bird, an honor ultimately bestowed on the swallow-tailed scissortail flycatcher?’
  • ‘Mick edges perilously close to the edge, the rod bends some more and a swallow-tailed, almost luminous fish, flashes in the sunrise.’