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butterflies, plural;
  1. Split (a piece of meat) almost in two and spread it out flat
    • - butterflied shrimp
  1. An insect with two pairs of large wings that are covered with tiny scales, usually brightly colored, and typically held erect when at rest. Butterflies fly by day, have clubbed or dilated antennae, and usually feed on nectar

  2. A showy or frivolous person
    • - a social butterfly
  3. A fluttering and nauseated sensation felt in the stomach when one is nervous

  4. A stroke in swimming in which both arms are raised out of the water and lifted forward together

  5. Having a two-lobed shape resembling the spread wings of a butterfly
    • - a butterfly clip

  1. diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  2. flutter like a butterfly
  3. a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
  4. cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; "butterflied shrimp"
  5. chat up: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
  6. A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts, egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal. ...
  7. Butterfly is a 1982 film directed by Matt Cimber, based on the 1947 novel The Butterfly by James M. Cain. The starring cast includes Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, Ed McMahon, and Orson Welles. The original music score was composed by Ennio Morricone. ...
  8. Butterfly (UK DVD title Butterfly's Tongue) is the English language DVD release title for La lengua de las mariposas (Spanish The Tongue of the Butterflies), a 1999 Spanish film directed by José Luis Cuerda. ...
  9. Butterfly, which first aired on public television in 2000, is a documentary film directed by Doug Wolens about the environmental heroine, Julia Butterfly Hill who has gained the attention of the world for her 2-year vigil 180 feet atop an ancient redwood tree preventing it from being clear-cut.
  10. Butterfly is a 1957 song, which became a hit for the singer Andy Williams. The song was written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe under the pseudonym Anthony September, and reached #1 in the UK charts in May 1957, where it spent two weeks. Butterfly also reached #4 in the United States.
  11. ButterFly is a studio album by Barbra Streisand, recorded and released in 1974. The credited producer is Streisand's then-boyfriend Jon Peters, with arrangements by Tom Scott. The album contains contemporary material from a diverse selection of writers, as well as interpretations of standards. ...
  12. A flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from moths by their diurnal activity and generally brighter colouring. [from 11th c.]; Someone seen as being unserious and (originally) dressed gaudily; someone flighty and unreliable. [from 17th c.]; The butterfly stroke. [from 20th c. ...
  13. (Butterflied) A fish fillet or shrimp that has been split. A butterfly fillet is cut along both side with the two pieces remaining joined by a piece of skin and flesh. Butterfly shrimp is peeled and deveined with the shell left on the last tail segment.
  14. (Butterflies) A component used in earrings. The “butterfly” attaches the earring to the ear by being slid down the post of the earring that pierces the ear. Also known as “scroll” pieces.
  15. (Butterflies) (butt er flies) n. Tenor crossover/sweep lick; notated as 32: 13242413 13132424. Produces a "butterfly" looking arm motion. also helicopters
  16. Having butterflies in a dream is a fortunate omen. Butterflies going from flower to flower indicates that you will receive some news from a friend. To catch a butterfly denotes that you or your lover will be disloyal. ...
  17. (Butterflies) Everything related to beauty and grace. They are an indication of prosperity and fair attainments.
  18. (Butterflies) Sap that accumulates below and around knots and other wood stress points. They often take the shape of butterflies. This look is obtained with a softener like our OIL BADGER or a SPALTER.
  19. Assorted nets, silks, solids, and grifflons which are used for light control; usually 5' x 5', or 6' x 6' frame size. Commonly a 12' x 12' or 20' x 20' is called a butterfly kit, however, it they should be called an overhead kit. (Grip)
  20. To cut and open out the edges of meat or seafood like a book or the wings of a butterfly.
  21. To cut open a food such as pork chops down the center without cutting all the way through, and then spread apart.
  22. (n.) A topology in which nodes are organised into levels, and there is a unique path from any node in the first level to any node in the last. A butterfly is a recursive topology . See also hypercube and shuffle exchange network.
  23. valves in the carburetor to control the level of mixture provided to the Intake valves (Throttle Butterfly) and the ratio of fuel to air mixture for starting (Choke Butterfly).
  24. An option strategy involving the purchase of one put (or call), the sale of two puts (or calls) at a higher exercise price, and purchasing one put (or call) at an equally higher price.
  25. To see a butterfly among flowers and green grasses, indicates prosperity and fair attainments. To see them flying about, denotes news from absent friends by letter, or from some one who has seen them. To a young woman, a happy love, culminating in a life union.