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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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All you need are a pair of good eyes, plenty of patience, and a couple of resource books like The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies or The Audubon Society Handbook for butterfly Watchers.
RC's policy as set out in the above papers can be summarized, as follows: Property will not necessarily be considered to have been acquired in contemplation of a butterfly reorganization merely because it is intended to carry out the butterfly at the time the property is acquired.
or maybe stay in the chrysalis stage of become a friar butterfly
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Maeckle will share fun Monarch Butterfly facts, discuss the Monarch Butterfly life cycle -- from egg to larva to chrysalis to butterfly -- and explore the mysteries of the Monarch Migration, which takes the tiny creatures over several generations from Mexico to Canada and back.
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In addition, butterfly has what ballet dancers call "ballon"-that irrepressible lightness of being that makes her look she is choosing to remain in the air, instead of having to land.