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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
butterfly (noun)
1.
any of numerous slender-bodied diurnal lepidopteran insects including one superfamily (Papilionoidea) with broad often brightly colored wings and usually another superfamily comprising the skippers
2.
something that resembles or suggests a butterfly , especially a person chiefly occupied with the pursuit of pleasure
3.
a swimming stroke executed in a prone position by moving both arms in a circular motion while kicking both legs up and down
4.
a feeling of hollowness or queasiness caused especially by emotional or nervous tension or anxious anticipation
5.
a defensive move by a goalie in ice hockey executed by dropping to the knees while spreading the lower legs outward
butterfly (verb)
transitive verb
to split almost entirely and spread apart - a butterflied steak butterflied shrimp
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