Prog"ne (?), n. [L., a swallow, traditionally said to be fr. Progne (The sister of Philomela), who was changed into a swallow, Gr. .] Zool. (a)

A swallow.


A genus of swallows including the purple martin. See Martin.


An American butterfly (Polygonia, ∨ Vanessa, Progne). It is orange and black above, grayish beneath, with an L-shaped silver mark on the hind wings. Called also gray comma.


© Webster 1913.

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