butterfly definition

  • noun:
    • some of various insects associated with order Lepidoptera, characteristically having slender figures, knobbed antennae, and four broad, often colorful wings.
    • people interested principally in frivolous enjoyment: a social butterfly.
    • Sports A swimming swing in which a swimmer lying face down draws both arms upward out of the water, thrusts them ahead, and draws all of them straight back in water in an hourglass design while doing a dolphin kick.
    • Sports A race or a leg of a race for which this swing is swum.
    • A feeling of unease or moderate sickness caused specifically by fearful expectation.
    • A use of surgical tape, slashed into thin pieces and put across an open wound to keep it sealed.
    • A general title when it comes to numerous types of diurnal Lepidoptera.
    • the typical English name of any diurnal lepidopterous pest; specifically, one of several rhopalocerous Lepidoptera, corresponding on old Linnean genus Papilio, labeled as distinctively the butterflies. See Diurna, Rhopalocera, Lepidoptera, and Papilio.
    • Figuratively, an individual whose interest is quit to a variety of trifles of any kind; one incompetent at steady application; a showily dressed, vain, and giddy individual.
    • A kind of flat made-up neck-tie.
    • An herb otherwise called ragwort. Kersey, 1708.
    • a nearby title for a mussel, Plagiola securis, found in the Mississippi river: so-called from model of the valves. The shell can be used when you look at the pearl-button industry.
    • diurnal pest typically having a slender human anatomy with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
    • a swimming stroke when the hands tend to be tossed forward collectively out of the liquid while the feet kick up and down
  • verb-transitive:
    • To reduce and spread open and level, as shrimp.
  • verb:
    • To reduce nearly completely in half and distribute the halves apart, in a shape recommending the wings of a butterfly.
    • To cut strips of surgical tape or plasters into slim pieces, and put across a gaping injury to shut it.
    • talk or behave amorously, without severe objectives
    • flutter like a butterfly
    • cut and spread open, as in planning for preparing

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