Definition of 'butterfly'
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He has been recognised for his work to protect butterflies and moths. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She wore a beautiful ivory dress with butterflies on and one of my bridesmaids carried her. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There have been large numbers here and there of one of the other big colourful butterflies, the red admiral. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This means that butterflies and many insects have disappeared or are becoming extremely rare. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The large blue butterfly has been brought back. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One of my favourite dresses was the butterfly one. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They look more like moths than butterflies. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Will the butterflies bounce back next year? Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the same time our bees and butterflies have halved in number. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When they fly up they look like large butterflies. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Your social butterfly side will emerge as you flit from party to party tonight. The Sun (2015)Small copper and common blue butterflies may also be seen. A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage (1991)She is the butterfly to their moths. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We made our way back along the butterfly paths. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The large colourful butterflies are coming out on the wing again. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Bees and butterflies will love it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He finished a highly creditable fifth in the 200m butterfly. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Watch out for otters, rare birds and butterflies. The Sun (2013)This is a great way to encourage habitats for insects, butterflies and birds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The monarch butterfly migration is one of the natural world's great spectacles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'butterfly'
British English: butterfly /ˈbʌtəˌflaɪ/ NOUN
A butterfly is an insect with large colourful wings and a thin body.
Butterflies are attracted to the wild flowers.
- American English: butterfly
- Arabic: فَراشَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: borboleta
- Chinese: 蝴蝶
- Croatian: leptir
- Czech: motýl
- Danish: sommerfugl
- Dutch: vlinder
- European Spanish: mariposa
- Finnish: perhonen
- French: papillon
- German: Schmetterling
- Greek: πεταλούδα
- Italian: farfalla
- Japanese: チョウ
- Korean: 나비
- Norwegian: sommerfugl
- Polish: motyl
- European Portuguese: borboleta
- Romanian: fluture
- Russian: бабочка
- Spanish: mariposa
- Swedish: fjäril
- Thai: ผีเสื้อ
- Turkish: kelebek hayvan
- Ukrainian: метелик
- Vietnamese: con bướm
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