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 butterfly
“When you become a peshmerga your life becomes like a butterfly,” she said.
This video remedies that injustice, showcasing an owl doing a butterfly stroke in Lake Michigan.Swimming Owls, Jane Krakowski’s Peter Pan Live! Audition, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A small wooden cabinet with two butterfly doors held ropes and chains, candles, and sex toys.
The labels included a picture of a butterfly on a blade of grass.
The opera charts the tragic tale of Butterfly waiting in vain for her husband to return to her.Return of the Bunny Boiler: Fatal Attraction’s World Stage Premiere|Nico Hines|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For instance, when she becomes a rose, he changes into a butterfly to kiss her.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
I had, indeed, seen the butterfly of the night; I had seen the man hanging, and I had seen Fledermausse.Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories|Edited by Julian Hawthorne
Now, many people, who never throughtthought of rearing a butterfly, are giving careful attention to them in all their stages.Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do|Anonymous
Infinitesimal grubs, newly hatched from butterfly eggs and barely six inches long, furnished them with tidbits.Nightmare Planet|Murray Leinster
One day we were out in the fields, when she ran off in chase of a butterfly.Ben Burton|W. H. G. Kingston