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1. butterfly

verb. ['ˈbʌtɝˌflaɪ'] cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking.

Synonyms

  • open
  • unfold
  • spread

Antonyms

  • cork
  • lock
  • bar
  • seal

Etymology

  • buterflie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buttorfleoge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Butterfly Fish

  • mcnish
  • mclish
  • mcclish
  • ladish
  • demisch
  • commish
  • trish
  • swish
  • krisch
  • klish
  • frisch
  • blish
  • wisz
  • wish
  • wisch
  • tish
  • tisch
  • rish
  • risch
  • mish
  • misch
  • lish
  • kish
  • kisch
  • gish
  • fisch
  • dish
  • disch
  • bish
  • bisch

2. butterfly

noun. ['ˈbʌtɝˌflaɪ'] a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down.

Synonyms

  • dolphin kick
  • butterfly stroke

Antonyms

  • chaste
  • motivated
  • close up

Etymology

  • buterflie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buttorfleoge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. butterfly

noun. ['ˈbʌtɝˌflaɪ'] diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings.

Synonyms

  • nymphalid
  • lepidopterous insect
  • lepidopteran
  • lepidopteron
  • danaid
  • nymphalid butterfly
  • pierid butterfly
  • ringlet butterfly
  • lycaenid butterfly
  • danaid butterfly
  • brush-footed butterfly
  • four-footed butterfly
  • lycaenid
  • ringlet
  • sulfur butterfly
  • sulphur butterfly

Antonyms

  • shout
  • specify
  • dissuade
  • break

Etymology

  • buterflie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buttorfleoge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. butterfly

verb. ['ˈbʌtɝˌflaɪ'] talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions.

Synonyms

  • wanton
  • coquet
  • speak
  • chat up
  • vamp
  • philander
  • flirt
  • romance
  • mash
  • talk
  • coquette

Antonyms

  • keep quiet
  • cross
  • contract
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • buterflie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buttorfleoge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fish

noun. ['ˈfɪʃ'] any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills.

Synonyms

  • Anabas testudineus
  • bottom-feeder
  • cartilaginous fish
  • caudal fin
  • chondrichthian
  • bottom-dweller
  • fishbone
  • climbing perch
  • shoal
  • milt
  • game fish
  • spawner
  • northern snakehead
  • tail fin
  • rough fish
  • roe
  • bony fish
  • young fish
  • fingerling
  • lateral line organ
  • sport fish
  • Pisces
  • mouthbreeder
  • school
  • lateral line
  • aquatic vertebrate
  • bottom lurkers
  • fish scale
  • fin
  • A. testudineus

Antonyms

  • homocercal fin
  • stay
  • effector
  • day school

Etymology

  • fiscian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fish

noun. ['ˈfɪʃ'] the flesh of fish used as food.

Synonyms

  • salmon
  • gray mullet
  • eel
  • scrod
  • schrod
  • anchovy
  • hake
  • solid food
  • food
  • grey mullet
  • mullet
  • panfish
  • stockfish
  • smelt
  • rock salmon
  • trout
  • shad
  • alewife

Antonyms

  • achromatic color
  • achromatic
  • spiny-finned fish
  • cool

Etymology

  • fiscian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fish

verb. ['ˈfɪʃ'] seek indirectly.

Synonyms

  • angle
  • seek
  • search

Antonyms

  • walk
  • straight line
  • repel
  • get off

Etymology

  • fiscian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. fish

verb. ['ˈfɪʃ'] catch or try to catch fish or shellfish.

Synonyms

  • angle
  • crab
  • take hold of
  • rail
  • shrimp
  • scallop
  • shark
  • catch
  • grab
  • brail
  • net fish
  • scollop
  • trawl
  • prawn
  • seine

Antonyms

  • reentrant angle
  • oblique angle
  • straighten
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • fiscian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. Fish

noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • Pisces
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • adult
  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker

10. Fish

noun. the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20.

Synonyms

  • Pisces

Antonyms

  • introvert
  • withholder

Example sentences of the word butterfly-fish


1. Noun Phrase
Protected by a natural breakwater, the shallow reef houses dozens of tropical reef denizens, including green sea turtles, yellow tangs, convict tangs, butterfly fish, parrot fish, eels and triggerfish.

2. Noun Phrase
Some of the more abundant species include colorful parrotfish and large-eyed squirrelfish along with angel, clown, dart and butterfly fish.

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