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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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McGlashan was a butterfly collector, and he had written newspaper and magazine articles about the various species of butterflies in that region of northern California.
For one to be a member of Kipepeo project, he has to register with Sh200 to get a permit allowing him or her to go to the forest to get female butterflies. Since Charo is now an expert, he says not every butterfly has value.
In the house, a 300-feet long tunnel has been constructed to provide perfect habitat to butterflies where around 3,000 different species of butterflies have been brought from different cities of the country.
Because butterflies are very sensitive to local environmental conditions, monitoring how well they are doing indicates how things are for everything else, including us.