Phaton

Pha"*ton

(?), n. [F. phaton a kind of carriage, fr. Phathon Phathon, the son of Helios. See Phathon.] 1. A four-wheeled carriage (with or without a top), open, or having no side pieces, in front of the seat. It is drawn by one or two horses.
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2. See Phathon.
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3. (Zol.) A handsome American butterfly (Euphydryas Phaton syn. Melita Phaton). The upper side of the wings is black, with orange-red spots and marginal crescents, and several rows of cream-colored spots; -- called also Baltimore.
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