There are 2 main definitions of apollo in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈpɒləʊ/

noun (plural apollos)

A large butterfly which has creamy-white wings marked with black and red spots, found chiefly on the mountains of mainland Europe.
  • Parnassius apollo, family Papilionidae
Example sentences
  • The apollo goes one step further; after mating he secretes and glues a rigid structure called a ‘sphragis’ over the unfortunate female's abdomen.
  • The adult Apollo butterfly can be seen during July and August on sunny hills and mountains 1,500 to 6,500 feet above sea level.
  • Small apollo butterflies demonstrate various means of defense to increase their chances of survival.


Mid 19th century: from Apollo.

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There are 2 main definitions of apollo in English:

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Apollo 2 Line breaks: Apollo
Pronunciation: /əˈpɒləʊ/
1 Greek Mythology A god, son of Zeus and Leto and brother of Artemis. He is associated with music, poetic inspiration, archery, prophecy, medicine, pastoral life, and the sun.
2The American space programme for landing astronauts on the moon. Apollo 8 was the first mission to orbit the moon (1968), Apollo 11 was the first to land astronauts (1969), and five further landings took place up to 1972.

Words that rhyme with Apollo

follow, hollow, Rollo, swallow, wallow
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