butterfly

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Definizione monolingua butterfly


butterfly


Verb

butterfly (third-person singular simple present butterflies, present participle butterflying, simple past and past participle butterflied)


  1. To cut almost entirely in half and spread the halves apart, in a shape suggesting the wings of a butterfly.
    butterflied shrimp
  2. To cut strips of surgical tape or plasters into thin strips, and place across a gaping wound to close it.
Noun

butterfly (plural butterflies)


  1. A flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from moths by their diurnal activity and generally brighter colouring. [from 11th c.]
  2. (now rare) Someone seen as being unserious and (originally) dressed gaudily; someone flighty and unreliable. [from 17th c.]
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      The day came indeed when her breathless auditors learnt from her in bewilderment that what ailed him was that he was, alas, simply not serious. Maisie wept on Mrs. Wixs bosom after hearing that Sir Claude was a butterfly [...].
  3. The butterfly stroke. [from 20th c.]
  4. A use of surgical tape, cut into thin strips and placed across an open wound to hold it closed.
    butterfly tape


Definizione italiano>inglese butterfly

farfalla
  insect
farfalle diurne
  A lepidopteran that is active at day

Altri significati:


Traduzione 'veloce'


farfalla |farfalle diurne |


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