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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 but·ter·fly /-ˌflaɪ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 but·ter·fly /-ˌflaɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 But·ter·fly n.; pl. Butterflies   Zool. A general name for the numerous species of diurnal Lepidoptera.
 Note: [See Illust. under Aphrodite.]
 Asclepias butterfly. See under Asclepias.
 Butterfly fish Zool., the ocellated blenny (Blennius ocellaris) of Europe. See Blenny. The term is also applied to the flying gurnard.
 Butterfly shell Zool., a shell of the genus Voluta.
 Butterfly valve Mech., a kind of double clack valve, consisting of two semicircular clappers or wings hinged to a cross rib in the pump bucket. When open it somewhat resembles a butterfly in shape.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed
           antennae and broad colorful wings
      2: a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward
         together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
         [syn: butterfly stroke]
      v 1: flutter like a butterfly
      2: cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking;
         "butterflied shrimp"
      3: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The
         guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My
         husband never flirts with other women" [syn: chat up, flirt,
          dally, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash]