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Butterfly vs. Penguin

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Butterflynoun

A flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from moths by their diurnal activity and generally brighter colouring.

Penguinnoun

Any of several flightless sea birds, of order Sphenisciformes, found in the Southern Hemisphere; marked by their usual upright stance, walking on short legs, and (generally) their stark black and white plumage.

Butterflynoun

A use of surgical tape, cut into thin strips and placed across an open wound to hold it closed.

‘butterfly tape’;

Penguinnoun

(slang) A nun (association through appearance, because of the black and white habit).

Butterflynoun

(swimming) The butterfly stroke.

Penguinnoun

(juggling) A type of catch where the palm of the hand is facing towards the leg with the arm stretched downward, resembling the flipper of a penguin.

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Butterflynoun

Someone seen as being unserious and (originally) dressed gaudily; someone flighty and unreliable.

Penguinnoun

A spiny bromeliad with egg-shaped fleshy fruit, Bromelia pinguin.

Butterflyverb

(transitive) To cut (food) almost entirely in half and spread the halves apart, in a shape suggesting the wings of a butterfly.

‘butterflied shrimp’; ‘Butterfly the chicken before you grill it.’;

Penguinnoun

Any bird of the order Impennes, or Ptilopteri. They are covered with short, thick feathers, almost scalelike on the wings, which are without true quills. They are unable to fly, but use their wings to aid in diving, in which they are very expert. See King penguin, under Jackass.

Butterflyverb

(transitive) To cut strips of surgical tape or plasters into thin strips, and place across (a gaping wound) to close it.

Penguinnoun

The egg-shaped fleshy fruit of a West Indian plant (Bromelia Pinguin) of the Pineapple family; also, the plant itself, which has rigid, pointed, and spiny-toothed leaves, and is used for hedges.

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Butterflynoun

A general name for the numerous species of diurnal Lepidoptera.

Penguinnoun

short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers

Butterflynoun

diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings

Penguin

Penguins (order Sphenisciformes , family Spheniscidae ) are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galápagos penguin, found north of the Equator.

Butterflynoun

a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down

Butterflyverb

flutter like a butterfly

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Butterflyverb

cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking;

‘butterflied shrimp’;

Butterflyverb

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions;

‘The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries’; ‘My husband never flirts with other women’;

Butterflynoun

a nectar-feeding insect with two pairs of large, typically brightly coloured wings that are covered with microscopic scales. Butterflies are distinguished from moths by having clubbed or dilated antennae, holding their wings erect when at rest, and being active by day.

Butterflynoun

having a two-lobed shape resembling the spread wings of a butterfly

‘a butterfly clip’;

Butterflynoun

a showy or frivolous person

‘a social butterfly’;

Butterflynoun

a fluttering and nauseous sensation felt in the stomach when one is nervous.

Butterflynoun

a stroke in swimming in which both arms are raised out of the water and lifted forwards together.

Butterflyverb

split (a piece of meat or fish) almost in two and spread it out flat

‘butterfly the shrimp using a small sharp knife’;

Butterfly

Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight.

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