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but·ter·fly

(bŭt'er-flī),
1. Any structure or apparatus shaped like a butterfly with outstretched wings.
2. A scaling erythematous lesion on each cheek, joined by a narrow band across the nose; seen in lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis. Synonym(s): butterfly eruption, butterfly patch, butterfly rash

butterfly

(bŭt′ər-flī′)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, having four broad, usually colorful wings, and generally distinguished from the moths by having a slender body and knobbed antennae and being active during the day.
tr.v. butter·flied, butter·flying, butter·flies
To cut and spread open and flat, as shrimp.

but·ter·fly

(bŭt'ĕr-flī)
1. Any structure or apparatus resembling in shape a butterfly with outstretched wings.
2. A scaling erythematous lesion on each cheek, joined by a narrow band across the nose; seen in lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis.

butterfly

a diurnal insect of the order LEPIDOPTERA, which possesses clubbed antennae.
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Each caterpillar then forms a chrysalis and evolves into a butterfly.
The monarch butterfly is a large orange and black butterfly native to North America.
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But just as interesting was the return to his home town of Liverpool-born tenor Paul Charles Clarke singing the Pinkerton role opposite his wife Nuccia Focile, who was making her debut in the Butterfly part.
But in many ways it was the supporting performances which were the strength of this revived Joachim Herz production with its nifty sliding transparent screens in the Japanese house, so effective in the humming chorus with Butterfly, her servant Suzuki and Butterfly's child silhouetted.
400-meter medley relay: Spitz swam the butterfly leg on the team that included Mike Stamm, Tom Bruce and Jerry Heidenreich and set a world record of 3:45.
Photo: (1--Color only in AV edition) Susanna Zonis, one of two performers alternating in the title role of ``Madama Butterfly,'' performs during the opera's dress rehearsal.