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butterfly

but·ter·fly

butterfly

 
 
pronunciation:
buh tr flaI
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: butterflies
definition 1: any of a large group of insects closely related to the moths, with large, often brightly colored wings.
 
definition 2: someone who moves constantly from one activity to another, esp. in social life.
definition 3: in swimming, a form of the breaststroke.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: in cooking, having been cut and spread out so as to look like a butterfly.
butterfly prawn
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: butterflied, butterflies, butterflying
definition: in cooking, to cut and spread out so as to look like a butterfly.
derivation: butterflied (adj.)
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