butterfly butterfly  /ˈbə tərf ˌlaɪ/


  1. (n) diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  2. (n) a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
  3. (v) flutter like a butterfly
  4. (v) cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
  5. (v) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions


  1. The ancient discipline of yoga helps toddlers find their inner butterfly.
  2. She assumes the butterfly pose--knees splayed, the soles of her feet touching.
  3. When Otylia Jedrzejczak stepped onto the starting blocks for the women's 100-m butterfly final in Athens, Poland hadn't yet won a medal at the Summer Games.


  1. Butterfly Bakery Issues Allergy Alert of Undeclared Walnuts

    Butterfly Bakery issues allergy alert on undeclared walnuts in 14.5 ounce Whole Grain Harvest Berry Muffins, UPC 6 43482 60014 8. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10824128.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. New Olive-Eyed Butterfly Can't Fool Around

    The new Vicroy Ministreak butterfly was discovered in Texas and is named for the wife of its discoverer. Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Discovery News

  3. Butterfly House season opens in South Brunswick

    EST 0610 Butterfly House: The EARTH Center opens its Butterfly House to the public for the summer months. Dale Cuchai Project Manager for the Butterfly House giving a tour. 6/9/13 photo by Ed Pagliarini
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MyCentralJersey.com

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  1. "I said he could win six or seven, with a little luck maybe eight. That 100 butterfly race, the way he got on that wall, everything lined up for him perfectly. He is an incredible racer," Hackett said.
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Grant Hackett Source: People's Daily Online

  2. "To be the most decorated Olympian of all time, it just sounds weird. I am speechless," Phelps said. "It started to sink in a little after the butterfly. I was trying to focus on my next race but I kept thinking 'Wow. Greatest Olympian of all...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Michael Phelps Source: BBC News

  3. "When you're teeing off on the 10th hole in a major, it doesn't feel like you're in a major anymore," Sorenstam said. "I didn't have a single butterfly today. It's not like I'm out there focusing on the score, what it should be and what it is...
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Annika Sörenstam Source: International Herald Tribune

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