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but·ter·fly

butterfly

 
pronunciation:
buh tr flaI
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part of speech: noun
inflections: butterflies
definition: an insect with four large wings that flies mostly in the daytime. Butterflies are closely related to moths but have thinner bodies and are usually more brightly colored.
 
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derivation: butterflied (adj.)
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