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  Definition of butterfly
  1. a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
  2. diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  3. 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. cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; "butterflied shrimp"
  5. flutter like a butterfly
Similar Words: butterfly stroke, chat up, flirt, dally, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash

 

Hyponyms: nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly, brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, ringlet, ringlet butterfly, danaid, danaid butterfly, pierid, pierid butterfly, sulphur butterfly, sulfur butterfly, lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly, wanton, vamp

 

Derivational Morphology: wolf, woman chaser, skirt chaser, masher, love story, romance, love affair, coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteaser, flirting, flirtation, coquetry, dalliance, toying

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: skoenlapper   Albanian: flutur  
Armenian: թիթեռնակ   Basque: tximeleta  
Belarusian: матылёк   Bosnian: delfin and leptir  
Breton: balafenn   Bulgarian: пеперуда  
Catalan: papallona   Chinese: 蝴蝶  
Croatian: leptir   Danish: sommerfugl  
Dutch: vlinder and vlinderslag   Esperanto: papilio  
Estonian: liblikas   Finnish: perhonen and perhosuinti  
French: papillon   Frisian: flinter  
Galician: bolboreta   Georgian: პეპელა  
German: Schmetterling   Greek: πεταλούδα  
Hebrew: פרפר   Hindi: तितली  
Hungarian: pillangó   Icelandic: fiðrildi  
Indonesian: kupu-kupu   Interlingua: papilion  
Irish: feileacan   Italian: farfalla  
Japanese: 蝶々   Korean: 나비  
Kurdish: په پوله   Latin: papilio  
Latvian: tauriņš   Lithuanian: drugys  
Macedonian: пеперутка   Malay: kupu-kupu  
Malayalam: (poompatta), (chitrashalabham)   Maltese: farfett and qadfa butterfly  
Novial: papilione   Polish: motyl and motylek  
Portuguese: borboleta   Romanian: fluture  
Russian: бабочка and баттерфляй   Slovak: motýľ  
Slovene: metulj   Spanish: mariposa  
Swahili: kipepeo   Swedish: fjäril and fjärilsim  
Tagalog: mariposa   Tamil: வண்ணத்துப்பூச்சி  
Telugu: సీతాకోక చిలుక   Turkish: kelebek  
Ukrainian: метелик   Vietnamese: bươm bướm  
Welsh: (coll.) pili-pala   Yiddish: (shmetterling), (zomerfeygele), (flaterl)  
 
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