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Papillon is a French word for "butterfly". Families Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is a flying insect of the order Lepidoptera belonging to one of the superfamilies Hesperioidea (the skippers) and Papilionoidea (all other butterflies). ...

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Papillon (dog) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1032 words)
The Papillon is believed to be one of the oldest of the toy breeds.
In fact, some Papillon owners believe that their dogs interpret any new event as having been put on for their benefit, and believe that the dogs do their best to be an attentive host or hostess.
Because many Papillons have intense drive and natural speed, their tiny turning radius gives them an edge over larger dogs, and some Papillons are capable of beating even Border Collie speeds on some courses.
Papillons: What's Good About 'Em? What's Bad About 'Em? (880 words)
Most Papillons are friendly or at least polite with strangers, but he is a gentle soul who can be overwhelmed by the roughhousing and mischief of small children.
Papillon is French for "butterfly," an apt moniker for the large fringed ears that resemble wings.
Papillons should not be loosed in the house for many months, until their small internal organs become strong enough for reliable control.
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