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Synonyms for butterfly
ˈbʌt ərˌflaɪbut·ter·f·ly

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  1. butterflynoun


  2. butterflynoun

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


  3. butterflynoun

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


  4. butterflynoun

    The butterfly stroke.


  5. butterflynoun

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

    butterfly tape


Princeton's WordNet

  1. butterflynoun

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

    butterfly stroke

  2. butterfly, butterfly strokeverb

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

    butterfly stroke

  3. butterflyverb

    flutter like a butterfly

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

  4. butterflyverb

    cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking

    "butterflied shrimp"

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

  5. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mashverb

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

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

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "butterfly":

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. butterfly

    Butterfly rash, see there

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  1. Bobbi Ercoline:

    I see our picture, a couple in love. In the full frame of the picture to our right is our Marine Vietnam vet, Corky. He's sleeping so he's the peace. On the other side is the butterfly. That's hope, and I sincerely wish that future generations get that same feeling from that picture. There's always hope, no matter how chaotic. If you have love and peace and trust, there's always hope. And while I certainly wasn't a hippie back in 1969, I think deep in my heart I am one now.

  2. Jennifer Lopez:

    When I sat there, I was in my hair and makeup trailer, and heres what I felt. In my belly, I felt a flutter. I felt like a little butterfly in my stomach, and immediately I knew that I had life inside of me. the doctor says, you see that right there, that little grain of rice ? Thats the baby. You see that other little grain of rice over here ? Thats the other baby.

  3. Felix Grewe:

    It's interesting to reaffirm that what people have been thinking for nearly 100 years is true, that this was a species driven to extinction by human activities, when this butterfly was collected 93 years ago, nobody was thinking about sequencing its DNA. That's why we have to keep collecting, for researchers 100 years in the future.

  4. Le Clos:

    I'll be in the best shape of my life for Rio and gold is on my mind, the butterfly races are on my mind and Michael Phelps’s butterfly world records (100m and 200m) have been on my mind since I won gold in London.

  5. Josh Gad:

    Fly like a butterfly.

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