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Definitions of butterfly:

  • noun:   a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
  • noun:   diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  • verb:   cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
  • verb:   flutter like a butterfly
  • verb:   talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions


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