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Noun: butterfly  'bú-tu(r),flI
  1. Diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colourful wings
     
  2. A swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
    - butterfly stroke
Verb: butterfly  'bú-tu(r),flI
  1. Flutter like a butterfly
     
  2. (cooking) cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
    "butterflied shrimp"

Derived forms: butterflying, butterflied, butterflies

Type of: dart, fleet, flit, flutter, lepidopteran, lepidopteron, lepidopterous insect, open, spread, spread out, swimming stroke, unfold

Encyclopedia: Butterfly, Kentucky