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Meaning of BUTTERFLY

Pronunciation:  'butur`flI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
  2. [n]  diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  3. [v]  talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
  4. [v]  cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; "butterflied shrimp"
  5. [v]  flutter like a butterfly

BUTTERFLY is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: butterfly stroke, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander, romance
 See Also: brush-footed butterfly, danaid, danaid butterfly, dart, dolphin kick, fleet, flit, flutter, four-footed butterfly, lepidopteran, lepidopteron, lepidopterous insect, lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly, open, pierid, pierid butterfly, speak, spread, spread out, sulfur butterfly, sulphur butterfly, swimming stroke, talk, unfold, vamp, wanton



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\But"ter*fly`\, n.; pl. {Butterflies}. [Perh. from the
color of a yellow species. AS. buter-fl[=e]ge,
buttor-fle['o]ge; cf. G. butterfliege, D. botervlieg. See
{Butter}, and {Fly}.] (Zo["o]l.)
A general name for the numerous species of diurnal

Note: [See Illust. under {Aphrodite}.]

{Asclepias butterfly}. See under {Asclepias}.

{Butterfly fish} (Zo["o]l.), the ocellated blenny ({Blennius
   ocellaris}) of Europe. See {Blenny}. The term is also
   applied to the flying gurnard.

{Butterfly shell} (Zo["o]l.), a shell of the genus {Voluta}.

{Butterfly valve} (Mech.), a kind of double clack valve,
   consisting of two semicircular clappers or wings hinged to
   a cross rib in the pump bucket. When open it somewhat
   resembles a butterfly in shape.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a butterfly indicates your need to settle down. Butterflies also means creativity, romance, joy and spirituality. You may be undergoing a transformation into a new way of thinking. Dreaming of a beautiful colorful butterfly indicates the positive impression you will make at a future social gathering.