noun, plural but·ter·flies.
verb (used with object), but·ter·flied, but·ter·fly·ing.
adjective Also butterflied.
Origin of butterfly
Related formsbut·ter·fly·like, adjective, adverb
Examples from the Web for butterflies
It implies that GMOs are the opposite of butterflies and blades of grass.
It conjures up all sorts of nice mental pictures: waterfalls, butterflies, the slow return to spring after a long winter.Warning: “Natural Medicine” Is Often Code for “Pseudoscience”|Russell Saunders|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Farrow smiles and butterflies flutter and stars shoot across the night sky.
Or that one time Mariah Carey rambled four minutes about butterflies and then blew glitter into the wind?Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. Will Save ‘American Idol’|Kevin Fallon|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Judge Heidi Klum floated across stage as if carried by a fleet of butterflies.My Night at ‘America’s Got Talent’ With Mariann From Brooklyn|Kevin Fallon|July 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We have before us then a number of groups of butterflies each with a series of different colour patterns.Mimicry in Butterflies|Reginald Crundall Punnett
This is one of the largest and the most beautiful of the European butterflies.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
For example, Ireland has only forty of the seventy species of British butterflies.
Butterflies are very numerous, some being second broods of double-brooded species, and others late single-brooded insects.Butterflies and Moths|William S. Furneaux
In fact, the latter can be secured only by humming-birds and butterflies because of the length of the tube.Flowers of Mountain and Plain|Edith S. Clements