noun, plural but·ter·flies.
verb (used with object), but·ter·flied, but·ter·fly·ing.
adjective Also butterflied.
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OTHER WORDS FROM butterflybut·ter·fly·like, adjective, adverb
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South Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve is as good a spot to see the butterflies as any.
It’s not all honey and butterflies in our relationship with insects.We Crush, Poison, and Destroy Insects at Our Own Peril - Issue 95: Escape|John Hainze|January 20, 2021|Nautilus
Someone who likes their alone time might not have a brain response that is as strong as someone who is a social butterfly.
This technology was demonstrated in artistic replicas of dancing butterflies, fluttering leaves, and blooming flowers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.Why ‘soft robots’ have NASA, doctors, and tech whizzes so excited|jakemeth|January 1, 2021|Fortune
Scientists have observed insects — especially butterflies, bees and flies — crawling into the eyes of animals.
“When you become a peshmerga your life becomes like a butterfly,” she said.
So, to commemorate her 75th birthday, the two got matching butterfly tattoos on their wrists.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
She became my sweetheart, temporarily; but a born butterfly, she soon fluttered away, leaving me disconsolate—for a time!
Out by the hill, a butterfly, snow white, rested a moment on the young girl's hair.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
In Leeming-street it was in the chrysalis state; in Fishergate the butterfly epoch has been reached.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
A filmy and diaphanous creature was Mrs. Patton also—one could never have dreamed of so exquisite a black butterfly.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
I hate to think that he may become a social butterfly on account of his title, but a stanza from Calverly haunts my memory.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur