Butterfly Meaning and Definition

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Butterfly meaning

Word: Butterfly

How to pronounce: ˈbʌtəflaɪ



1. A nectar-feeding insect with two pairs of large, typically brightly colored wings that are covered with microscopic scales. Butterflies are distinguished from moths by having clubbed or dilated antennae, holding their wings erect when at rest, and being active by day.

2. A stroke in swimming in which both arms are raised out of the water and lifted forwards together.

Transitive verb


1. Split (a piece of meat or fish) almost in two and spread it out flat.

Example sentences: "Butterfly the shrimp using a small sharp knife"




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French: Papillon

Italian: Farfalla

Turkish: Kelebek


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