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Synonyms for butterfly
ˈbʌt ərˌflaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. butterfly(noun)

    diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings

    Synonyms:
    butterfly stroke

  2. butterfly, butterfly stroke(verb)

    a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down

    Synonyms:
    butterfly stroke

  3. butterfly(verb)

    flutter like a butterfly

    Synonyms:
    romance, coquet, chat up, philander, mash, flirt, coquette, dally

  4. butterfly(verb)

    cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking

    "butterflied shrimp"

    Synonyms:
    romance, coquet, chat up, philander, mash, flirt, coquette, dally

  5. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash(verb)

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

    Synonyms:
    flirt, crush, womanise, court, squelch, solicit, play, dally, coquette, coquet, romance, comminute, dawdle, toy, woo, bray, womanize, grind, squeeze, philander, crunch, mash, chat up, squash, trifle

Wiktionary

  1. butterfly(noun)

    Synonyms:
    lep

  2. butterfly(noun)

    To cut almost entirely in half and spread the halves apart, in a shape suggesting the wings of a butterfly.

    Synonyms:
    lep

  3. butterfly(noun)

    To cut strips of surgical tape or plasters into thin strips, and place across a gaping wound to close it.

    Synonyms:
    lep

  4. butterfly(noun)

    The butterfly stroke.

    Synonyms:
    lep

  5. butterfly(noun)

    A use of surgical tape, cut into thin strips and placed across an open wound to hold it closed.

    butterfly tape

    Synonyms:
    lep

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    papillon, moth, butterflies, mariposa, farfalla, throttle, tie

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. butterfly

    Synonyms:
    Butterfly rash, see there

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