Phaeton Pha"["e]*ton, n. [F. pha['e]ton a kind of carriage, fr. Pha['e]thon Pha["e]thon, the son of Helios. See {Pha["e]thon}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. See {Pha["e]thon}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A handsome American butterfly ({Euphydryas Pha["e]ton} syn. {Melit[ae]a Pha["e]ton}). 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}. [1913 Webster]

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