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あおばせせり /(n) (uk) blue-winged skipper butterfly/
せせり蝶 [せせりちょう] /(n) (uk) skipper butterfly/
もつれ合う [もつれあう] /(v5u) to entangle themselves together (e.g. of butterflies)/to be intertwined/
アウロノカラヤコブフライベルギ /(n) fairy cichlid (species of peacock cichlid, Aulonocara jacobfreibergi)/Malawi butterfly/
アオバセセリ /(n) (uk) blue-winged skipper butterfly/
アゲハ /(n) (uk) (abbr) swallowtail butterfly (esp. the citrus swallowtail butterfly, Papilio xuthus)/
アゲハチョウ /(n) (uk) swallowtail butterfly (esp. the citrus swallowtail butterfly, Papilio xuthus)/
アサギマダラ /(n) (uk) chestnut tiger butterfly (Parantica sita)/
アポロ薄羽白蝶 [アポロうすばしろちょう] /(n) parnassian butterfly/
イッテンチョウチョウウオ /(n) teardrop butterflyfish (Chaetodon unimaculatus)/teardrop coralfish/one-spot butterfly/
ウスイロコノマチョウ /(n) (uk) evening brown butterfly (Melanitis leda)/common evening brown/
エゾシロチョウ /(n) (uk) black-veined white (species of butterfly, Aporia crataegi)/
オオカバマダラ /(n) monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)/
オオゴマダラ /(n) (uk) tree nymph butterfly (Idea leuconoe)/
オオムラサキ /(n) (1) giant purple butterfly (species of nymphalid butterfly, Sasakia charonda)/(2) Rhododendron oomurasaki (species of purple azalea)/
オツネンチョウ /(n) (uk) (obsc) eastern pale clouded yellow (butterfly, Colias erate)/
カラスアゲハ /(n) (uk) Chinese peacock (species of swallowtail butterfly, Papilio bianor)/
ガストロ /(n) butterfly kingfish (Gasterochisma melampus)/butterfly tuna/bigscale mackerel/
キタテハ /(n) (uk) Asian comma butterfly (Polygonia c-aureum)/
キチョウ /(n) (1) (uk) large grass yellow (species of butterfly, Eurema hecabe)/common grass yellow/(2) yellow butterfly/
クジャクチョウ /(n) (uk) peacock butterfly (Inachis io)/European peacock/
クロアゲハ /(n) (uk) spangle (species of black swallowtail butterfly, Papilio protenor)/
シジミチョウ /(n) (uk) gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae spp.)/
シロチョウ /(n) (uk) any butterfly of family Pieridae (incl. the white butterflies and the sulfur butterflies)/
ジャコウアゲハ /(n) (uk) Chinese windmill (species of red-bodied swallowtail butterfly, Atrophaneura alcinous)/
ジャノメチョウ /(n) (uk) satyrid (any butterfly of subfamily Satyrinae, esp. the dryad, Minois dryas)/grayling/
スジグロシロチョウ /(n) (uk) Pieris melete (species of cabbage white butterfly)/
スミナガシ /(n) (uk) Asian constable (species of butterfly, Dichorragia nesimachus)/
セセリチョウ /(n) (uk) skipper butterfly/
ゼフィルス /(n) hairstreak (any gossamer-winged butterfly of tribe Theclini) (lat: Zephyrus)/
タイヨウチョウ /(n) (uk) sunset morpho (butterfly, Morpho hecuba)/
タキゲンロクダイ /(n) highfin butterflyfish (Coradion altivelis)/highfin coralfish/altivelis butterfly/
タテハチョウ /(n) (uk) nymphalid (any butterfly of family Nymphalidae)/
チョウ /(n) butterfly/
チョウマメ /(n) (uk) butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea)/Asian pigeonwings/
ツバクロエイ /(n) (uk) butterfly ray (Gymnura japonica)/
ナガサキアゲハ /(n) Great Mormon (species of swallowtail butterfly, Papilio memnon)/
ナミアゲハ /(n) (uk) citrus swallowtail (species of butterfly, Papilio xuthus)/
バタフライ /(n) (1) butterfly (swimming stroke)/(2) G-string/gee-string/(P)/
バタフライ・ナイフ /(n) butterfly knife/
バタフライ・バルブ /(n) butterfly valve/
バタフライナイフ /(n) butterfly knife/
バタフライバルブ /(n) butterfly valve/
バタフライ効果 [バタフライこうか] /(n) butterfly effect (chaos theory)/
パピヨン /(n) (1) butterfly (fre: papillon)/(2) papillion (dog breed)/
フエヤッコダイ /(n) (uk) longnose butterfly fish (Forcipiger flavissimus, species of butterflyfish from the Indo-Pacific)/forcepsfish/
フジウツギ /(n) (uk) Japanese butterfly bush (species of buddleia, Buddleja japonica)/
ブッドレア /(n) buddleia (esp. the butterfly bush, Buddleja davidii) (lat:)/
ベニオチョウチョウウオ /(n) atoll butterflyfish (Chaetodon mertensii)/Merten's butterflyfish/keel-finned butterfly-fish/orangebar butterflyfish/
ミカドアゲハ /(n) (uk) common jay (species of swallowtail butterfly, Graphium doson)/
ムラサキツバメ /(n) (1) (uk) powdered oakblue (butterfly) (Narathura bazalus)/(2) purple martin (bird) (Progne subis)/
モルフォ /(n) morpho (butterfly, Morpho sp.)/
モンキチョウ /(n) (uk) eastern pale clouded yellow (butterfly, Colias erate)/
モンシロチョウ /(n) (uk) small cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae)/
ヤマトシジミ /(n) (uk) pale grass blue (species of gossamer-winged butterfly, Pseudozizeeria maha)/
ヤリカタギ /(n) chevron butterflyfish (Chaetodon trifascialis)/acropora butterfly/
ルリタテハ /(n) (uk) blue admiral (species of nymphalid butterfly, Kaniska canace)/
阿菊虫 [おきくむし] /(n) (col) chrysalis of a swallowtail butterfly (esp. of species Atrophaneura alcinous)/
烏揚羽 [からすあげは] /(n) (uk) Chinese peacock (species of swallowtail butterfly, Papilio bianor)/
越年蝶 [おつねんちょう] /(n) (uk) (obsc) eastern pale clouded yellow (butterfly, Colias erate)/
燕えい [つばくろえい] /(n) (uk) butterfly ray (Gymnura japonica)/
黄蝶 [きちょう] /(n) (1) (uk) large grass yellow (species of butterfly, Eurema hecabe)/common grass yellow/(2) yellow butterfly/
黄立羽 [きたては] /(n) (uk) Asian comma butterfly (Polygonia c-aureum)/
蝦夷白蝶 [えぞしろちょう] /(n) (uk) black-veined white (species of butterfly, Aporia crataegi)/
胡蝶 [こちょう] /(n) butterfly/
孔雀蝶 [くじゃくちょう] /(n) (uk) peacock butterfly (Inachis io)/European peacock/
高山蝶 [こうざんちょう] /(n) alpine butterfly/
国蝶 [こくちょう] /(n) national butterfly/
黒鳳蝶 [くろあげは] /(n) (uk) spangle (species of black swallowtail butterfly, Papilio protenor)/
黒揚羽 [くろあげは] /(n) (uk) spangle (species of black swallowtail butterfly, Papilio protenor)/
黒揚羽蝶 [くろあげは] /(n) (uk) spangle (species of black swallowtail butterfly, Papilio protenor)/
紫燕 [むらさきつばめ] /(n) (1) (uk) powdered oakblue (butterfly) (Narathura bazalus)/(2) purple martin (bird) (Progne subis)/
蛇の目蝶 [じゃのめちょう] /(n) (uk) satyrid (any butterfly of subfamily Satyrinae, esp. the dryad, Minois dryas)/grayling/
蛇目蝶 [じゃのめちょう] /(n) (uk) satyrid (any butterfly of subfamily Satyrinae, esp. the dryad, Minois dryas)/grayling/
小灰蝶 [しじみちょう] /(n) (uk) gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae spp.)/
小蝶 [こちょう] /(n) (arch) small butterfly/
条黒白蝶 [すじぐろしろちょう] /(n) (uk) Pieris melete (species of cabbage white butterfly)/
青虫 [あおむし] /(n) cabbageworm (caterpillar of the cabbage white butterfly)/
赤立羽蝶 [あかたてはちょう] /(n) red admiral (butterfly)/
浅黄斑蝶 [あさぎまだら] /(n) (uk) chestnut tiger butterfly (Parantica sita)/
浅葱斑 [あさぎまだら] /(n) (uk) chestnut tiger butterfly (Parantica sita)/
太陽蝶 [たいようちょう] /(n) (uk) sunset morpho (butterfly, Morpho hecuba)/
大樺斑 [おおかばまだら] /(n) monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)/
大胡麻斑蝶 [おおごまだら] /(n) (uk) tree nymph butterfly (Idea leuconoe)/
大紫 [おおむらさき] /(n) (1) giant purple butterfly (species of nymphalid butterfly, Sasakia charonda)/(2) Rhododendron oomurasaki (species of purple azalea)/
大和小灰蝶 [やまとしじみ] /(n) (uk) pale grass blue (species of gossamer-winged butterfly, Pseudozizeeria maha)/
大和蜆蝶 [やまとしじみ] /(n) (uk) pale grass blue (species of gossamer-winged butterfly, Pseudozizeeria maha)/
淡色木間蝶 [うすいろこのまちょう] /(n) (uk) evening brown butterfly (Melanitis leda)/common evening brown/
虫取り網 [むしとりあみ] /(n) butterfly net/net for catching insects/
猪鹿蝶 [いのしかちょう] /(n) the three boar, deer and butterfly cards (high-scoring combination in hanafuda)/
蝶 [ちょう] /(n) butterfly/(P)/
蝶々 [ちょうちょ] /(n) butterfly/
蝶々 [ちょうちょう] /(n) butterfly/(P)/
蝶型 [ちょうがた] /(n,adj-no) papilionaceous/butterfly-shaped/
蝶型 [ちょうけい] /(n,adj-no) papilionaceous/butterfly-shaped/
蝶形 [ちょうがた] /(n,adj-no) papilionaceous/butterfly-shaped/
蝶形 [ちょうけい] /(n,adj-no) papilionaceous/butterfly-shaped/
蝶形弁 [ちょうがたべん] /(n) (obsc) butterfly valve/
蝶蝶 [ちょうちょ] /(n) butterfly/
蝶蝶 [ちょうちょう] /(n) butterfly/(P)/
蝶豆 [ちょうまめ] /(n) (uk) butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea)/Asian pigeonwings/
長崎揚羽 [ながさきあげは] /(n) Great Mormon (species of swallowtail butterfly, Papilio memnon)/
長崎揚羽蝶 [ながさきあげは] /(n) Great Mormon (species of swallowtail butterfly, Papilio memnon)/
帝揚羽 [みかどあげは] /(n) (uk) common jay (species of swallowtail butterfly, Graphium doson)/
笛奴鯛 [ふえやっこだい] /(n) (uk) longnose butterfly fish (Forcipiger flavissimus, species of butterflyfish from the Indo-Pacific)/forcepsfish/
藤空木 [ふじうつぎ] /(n) (uk) Japanese butterfly bush (species of buddleia, Buddleja japonica)/
白蝶 [しろちょう] /(n) (uk) any butterfly of family Pieridae (incl. the white butterflies and the sulfur butterflies)/
並揚羽 [なみあげは] /(n) (uk) citrus swallowtail (species of butterfly, Papilio xuthus)/
捕虫網 [ほちゅうあみ] /(n) insect net/butterfly net/
宝冠白蝶章 [ほうかんしろちょうしょう] /(n) Order of the Precious Crown, Butterfly/
鳳蝶 [あげはちょう] /(n) (uk) swallowtail butterfly (esp. the citrus swallowtail butterfly, Papilio xuthus)/
墨流蝶 [すみながし] /(n) (uk) Asian constable (species of butterfly, Dichorragia nesimachus)/
紋黄蝶 [もんきちょう] /(n) (uk) eastern pale clouded yellow (butterfly, Colias erate)/
紋白蝶 [もんしろちょう] /(n) (uk) small cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae)/
柚子坊 [ゆずぼう] /(n) swallowtail butterfly larva (a pest of citrus plants)/
柚坊 [ゆずぼう] /(n) swallowtail butterfly larva (a pest of citrus plants)/
揚羽 [あげは] /(n) (uk) (abbr) swallowtail butterfly (esp. the citrus swallowtail butterfly, Papilio xuthus)/
揚羽蝶 [あげはちょう] /(n) (uk) swallowtail butterfly (esp. the citrus swallowtail butterfly, Papilio xuthus)/
翼状針 [よくじょうしん] /(n) butterfly needle/winged needle/
立羽蝶 [たてはちょう] /(n) (uk) nymphalid (any butterfly of family Nymphalidae)/
瑠璃立羽 [るりたては] /(n) (uk) blue admiral (species of nymphalid butterfly, Kaniska canace)/
縺れ合う [もつれあう] /(v5u) to entangle themselves together (e.g. of butterflies)/to be intertwined/
蜆蝶 [しじみちょう] /(n) (uk) gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae spp.)/
蝴蝶 [こちょう] /(n) butterfly/
麝香鳳蝶 [じゃこうあげは] /(n) (uk) Chinese windmill (species of red-bodied swallowtail butterfly, Atrophaneura alcinous)/
麝香揚羽 [じゃこうあげは] /(n) (uk) Chinese windmill (species of red-bodied swallowtail butterfly, Atrophaneura alcinous)/
`Madame Butterfly' is set in Nagasaki. 「蝶々夫人」の舞台は長崎に置かれている。
You are a beautiful butterfly. あなたは美しい蝶々です。
Butterflies of this species are now extinct. いまはもうこの種のちょうは絶えてしまっている。
This caterpillar will become a beautiful butterfly. このいもむしがきれいな蝶になるのだ。
This caterpillar will became a beautiful butterfly. この芋虫がきれいな蝶になるのだ。
There butterflies are rare in our country. これらの蝶はわが国では珍しい。
These butterflies are rare in our country. これらの蝶は我が国では珍しい。
It takes two years for the butterfly to mature. その蝶は成虫になるまでに2年かかる。
Is it a butterfly or a moth? それは蝶ですか、それとも蛾ですか。
I captured butterflies with a net. わたしはあみで蝶を捕まえた。
There the spider waits for small insects like butterflies and dragonflies to be trapped. クモはそこで、チョウとかトンボといった小さな昆虫が罠にかかるのを待つ。
Tom has collected a great many butterflies. トムは非常にたくさんのチョウを集めている。
A hummingbird is no larger than a butterfly. ハチドリはチョウと同じくらい小さい鳥です。
I have butterflies in my stomach. [F] 胸がドキドキするわ。
A bat flying in the sky looks like a butterfly. 空を飛んでいる蝙蝠は蝶のように見えますね。
The children were mending their butterfly-nets. 子供達は昆虫網を直していた。
My hobby is to collect beautiful butterflies. 私の趣味はきれいな蝶を集めることです。
I caught a beautiful butterfly. 私は美しい蝶を捕まえた。
I captured butterflies with a net. 私は捕虫網で蝶を捕まえた。
I captured butterflies with a net. 私は補虫網で蝶を捕まえた。
The girls were dancing lightly like so many butterflies. 少女たちはさながら蝶のように軽やかに踊っていた。
I have some butterflies in my stomach. 多少、そわそわしています。
A butterfly is a mature caterpillar. 蝶は成長した毛虫である。
His hobby is collecting strange butterflies. 彼の趣味は珍しいチョウの収集だ。
He happened to catch sight of a rare butterfly. 彼はたまたま珍しい蝶を見つけた。
He picked up a butterfly between his thumb and forefinger. 彼は親指と一指し指で蝶をつまみあげた。
He picked up butterfly between his thumb and forefinger. 彼は親指と人差し指で蝶をつまみあげた。
He knows a lot about butterflies. 彼は蝶のことをたくさん知っている。
He caught some twenty butterflies. 彼は約20匹のチョウをつかまえた。
She observed how butterflies fly. 彼女は蝶がどの湯に飛ぶか観察した。
The caterpillar turned into a butterfly. 毛虫が蝶々に変わった。
spsc-10101901 Butterflies チョウ
spsc-21102403 Butterfly breeding equipment チョウ飼育設備
spsc-40141619 Butterfly lug pattern valves バタフライ・ラグパターン・バルブ
spsc-40141620 Butterfly wafer pattern valves バタフライ・ウォータパターン・バルブ
spsc-42142507 Butterfly needles バラフライ針
spsc-42312001 Butterfly skin closures バタフライ型皮膚縫合器具
HS9507 Fishing rods, fish-hooks and other line fishing tackle; fish landing nets, butterfly nets and similar nets; decoy "birds" (other than those of heading 92.08 or 97.05) and similar hunting or shooting requisites 釣りざお、釣針その他の魚釣用具及びたも網、捕虫網その他これらに類する網並びにおとり具(第92.08項又は第97.05項のものを除く。)その他これに類する狩猟用具
{adj: aerial} in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air "aerial particles" "small aerial creatures such as butterflies" "aerial warfare" "aerial photography" "aerial cable cars"
{adj: analyzed} examined carefully and methodically; broken down for consideration of constituent parts "the analyzed data indicated surprising trends" "a carefully analyzed poem can be like a dead butterfly pinned to a board" <-> unanalyzed
{adj: butterfly-shaped} shaped like a butterfly
{adj: delicate} exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury "a delicate violin passage" "delicate china" "a delicate flavor" "the delicate wing of a butterfly" <-> rugged
{adj: differentiated} made different (especially in the course of development) or shown to be different "the differentiated markings of butterflies" "the regionally differentiated results" <-> undifferentiated
{adj: eyelike} suggesting an eye or eyes "eyelike markings on a butterfly's wings" "the eyelike gleam of two distant windows in the dark"
{adj: metamorphous} produced by metamorphosis "most insects are metamorphic as witness the stages as a butterfly develops from a caterpillar"
{adj: mimetic} exhibiting mimicry "mimetic coloring of a butterfly" "the mimetic tendency of infancy"- R.W.Hamilton
{adj: swallow-tailed} (especially of butterflies and birds) having a forked tail like that of a swallow
{adv: chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the main} for the most part "he is mainly interested in butterflies"
{n: American copper, Lycaena hypophlaeas} common copper butterfly of central and eastern North America
{n: Apatura, genus Apatura} large Old World butterflies
{n: Chaetodontidae, family Chaetodontidae} butterfly fishes
{n: Danaidae, family Danaidae} small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies
{n: Danaus, genus Danaus} type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies
{n: Gymnura, genus Gymnura} butterfly rays
{n: Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera} moths and butterflies
{n: Limenitis, genus Limenitis} mainly dark northern butterflies with white wing bars
{n: Lycaena, genus Lycaena} type genus of the Lycaenidae; small slender butterflies with upper surface of wings usually metallic blue or green or copper
{n: Lycaenidae, family Lycaenidae} family of small usually brilliantly colored butterflies; males have short forelegs
{n: Nymphalidae, family Nymphalidae} large beautifully colored butterflies
{n: Nymphalis, genus Nymphalis} type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies
{n: Opisthobranchia, subclass Opisthobranchia} gastropods having the gills when present posterior to the heart and having no operculum: includes sea slugs; sea butterflies; sea hares
{n: Papilionaceae, family Papilionacea} leguminous plants whose flowers have butterfly-shaped corollas; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
{n: Pieridae, family Pieridae} cabbage butterflies; sulphur butterflies
{n: Polygonia, genus Polygonia} comma butterflies
{n: Satyridae, family Satyridae} a widely distributed family of butterflies common near the edges of woods
{n: Strymon, genus Strymon} large and widely distributed genus of hairstreak butterflies
{n: admiral} any of several brightly colored butterflies
{n: angelfish} a butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus
{n: anglewing} nymphalid butterfly having angular notches on the outer edges of the forewings
{n: banded purple, white admiral, Limenitis arthemis} North American butterfly with blue-black wings crossed by a broad white band
{n: blue pea, butterfly pea, Clitoria turnatea} vine of tropical Asia having pinnate leaves and bright blue flowers with yellow centers
{n: blue} any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
{n: butterfly bush, buddleia} tropical shrub having clusters of white or violet or yellow flowers
{n: butterfly effect} the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
{n: butterfly fish} small usually brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins; found worldwide
{n: butterfly flower, Bauhinia monandra} shrub or small tree of Dutch Guiana having clusters of pink flowers streaked with purple
{n: butterfly flower, poor man's orchid, schizanthus} any plant of the genus Schizanthus having finely divided leaves and showy variegated flowers
{n: butterfly orchid, Encyclia tampensis, Epidendrum tampense} orchid of Florida and the Bahamas having showy brightly colored flowers; sometimes placed in genus Epidendrum
{n: butterfly orchid, butterfly orchis, Epidendrum venosum, Encyclia venosa} Mexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow-green flowers with white purple-veined lip
{n: butterfly orchid, butterfly orchis, Orchis papilionaceae} Mediterranean orchid having usually purple flowers with a fan-shaped spotted or striped rose-red lip
{n: butterfly orchid} any orchid of the genus Psychopsis: spectacular large tiger-striped orchids
{n: butterfly pea, Centrosema virginianum} large-flowered weakly twining or prostrate vine of New Jersey to tropical eastern North America, sometimes cultivated for its purple and white flowers
{n: butterfly pea, Clitoria mariana} large-flowered wild twining vine of southeastern and central United States having pale blue flowers
{n: butterfly plant, Phalaenopsis amabilis} orchid having large elliptic to obovate fleshy leaves and fragrant pink-and-white flowers dotted with red
{n: butterfly ray} a stingray with a short tail and a broad fin
{n: butterfly valve} a valve in a carburetor that consists of a disc that turns and acts as a throttle
{n: butterfly weed, orange milkweed, chigger flower, chiggerflower, pleurisy root, tuber root, Indian paintbrush, Asclepias tuberosa} erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers
{n: butterfly, butterfly stroke} a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
{n: butterfly} diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
{n: cabbage butterfly} white butterfly whose larvae (cabbageworms) feed on cabbage
{n: cabbageworm, Pieris rapae} toxic green larva of a cabbage butterfly
{n: caterpillar} a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
{n: chrysalis} pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon
{n: comma, comma butterfly, Polygonia comma} anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing
{n: copper} any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings
{n: danaid, danaid butterfly} large tropical butterfly with degenerate forelegs and an unpleasant taste
{n: emperor butterfly, emperor} large richly colored butterfly
{n: eyespot, ocellus} an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies); usually a spot of color inside a ring of another color
{n: fritillary} butterfly with brownish wings marked with black and silver
{n: greater butterfly orchid, Platanthera chlorantha, Habenaria chlorantha} south European orchid with dark green flowers that are larger and less fragrant than Platanthera bifolia; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria
{n: hairstreak, hairstreak butterfly} small butterflies having striped markings under the wings
{n: large white, Pieris brassicae} Old World form of cabbage butterfly
{n: lepidopterist, lepidopterologist, butterfly collector} an entomologist who specializes in the collection and study of butterflies and moths
{n: lesser butterfly orchid, Platanthera bifolia, Habenaria bifolia} south European orchid having fragrant greenish-white flowers; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria
{n: lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly} any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
{n: monarch, monarch butterfly, milkweed butterfly, Danaus plexippus} large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
{n: mourning cloak, mourning cloak butterfly, Camberwell beauty, Nymphalis antiopa} of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders
{n: nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly, brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly} medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
{n: oncidium, dancing lady orchid, butterfly plant, butterfly orchid} any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants
{n: painted beauty, Vanessa virginiensis} American butterfly having dark brown wings with white and golden orange spots
{n: peacock, peacock butterfly, Inachis io} European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
{n: pierid, pierid butterfly} any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs
{n: purple emperor, Apatura iris} large European butterfly the male of which has wings shaded with purple
{n: ringlet, ringlet butterfly} any of various butterflies belonging to the family Satyridae
{n: silverspot} butterfly with silver spots on the underside of the hind wings
{n: southern cabbage butterfly, Pieris protodice} common North American form of cabbage butterfly
{n: sphenoid bone, sphenoid, os sphenoidale} butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull
{n: sulphur butterfly, sulfur butterfly} any of numerous yellow or orange butterflies
{n: swarm, cloud} a group of many insects "a swarm of insects obscured the light" "a cloud of butterflies"
{n: tortoiseshell, tortoiseshell butterfly} brilliantly colored; larvae feed on nettles
{n: viceroy, Limenitis archippus} showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller
{n: white admiral, Limenitis camilla} Eurasian butterfly with brown wings and white markings
{n: wing nut, wing-nut, wing screw, butterfly nut, thumbnut} a threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning
{v: absorb, engross, engage, occupy} engage or engross wholly "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
{v: busy, occupy} keep busy with "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
{v: butterfly} cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking "butterflied shrimp"
{v: butterfly} flutter like a butterfly
{v: chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash} talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries" "My husband never flirts with other women"
{v: pin} pierce with a pin "pin down the butterfly"
{v: snatch} to make grasping motions "the cat snatched at the butterflies"


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