Translation of butterfly in Spanish:

butterfly

mariposa, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbʌtəflʌɪ//ˈbədərˌflaɪ/

noun

  • 1

    Zoology
    mariposa feminine
    • She brought with her a collection of bees, butterflies, flies, moths, and others.
    • Where have all the butterflies, moths and bees gone?
    • They are absurd, attractive, brightly coloured butterflies about to be pinned down by the coming conflict in Europe.
    • We find many examples of this in insects, such as butterflies and Orthopterans.
    • There's the butterfly house, a riot of colourful plants and animals with more than 60 species of butterflies and moths.
    • Large numbers of butterflies and moths are flying in most fields and another generation of many pests is likely.
    • As well as their important compost-creating role, nettles also provide excellent food for some butterflies and moths and are much-loved by ladybirds.
    • Though some plants are pollinated by bats, birds, butterflies, moths, and wasps, most of the work is done by bees.
    • In his museum at Tring, which is just north-west of London, he had two and a quarter million butterflies and moths alone.
    • The real kicker for this cover is its silvery, holographic pattern of a butterfly's wing as a background to the larger white silhouette.
    • The toxins derived from this variety are toxic only to the larvae of butterflies and moths.
    • These are visited by a diverse array of animals, including bees, hawk moths, beetles, butterflies, long-tongued flies, hummingbirds and bats.
    • Bombyx shares this problem with other moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera).
    • The Peaks are also a stronghold for the striking green hairstreak butterfly and the emperor moth, which feeds on heather.
    • For example, the differences between forewings and hindwings of insects with two pairs of wings, such as butterflies, are probably regulated by the Ubx gene.
    • This is a bacteria that is only harmful to Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths.
    • Secondary pollinators were diurnal hawk moths and butterflies.
    • There were colourful butterflies, moths, monkeys and lizards and for visitors all this wonderful wildlife could be seem from walkways strung high in the air from the upper branches.
    • Tiny scales cover the adult butterfly's wings that aid them during these critical searches.
    • In the windows passers-by will see a plethora of wildlife, including butterflies, insects and moths, which have lived in the building at one point in its history.
  • 2

    (person)
    • Even though I was a social butterfly for the most part, any time I didn't have anything to do, I would drink.
    • She seemed a social butterfly to him, and in one morning, she had already been invited to five places, and she assured all five people she'd call them and discuss details.
    • We're not social butterflies so we don't do all that much of that.
    • I not a social butterfly per se, but I like to go out.
    • In result, she's the social butterfly of our little triangle.
    • Beth has never exactly been the social butterfly.
    • It started off like any other school year; Liz being a social butterfly, and me being totally silent around her other friends.
    • Social butterflies were in their element during Seniors Week 2002, which came to a close on the weekend.
    • And while I'm the first to admit that I'm not a social butterfly or anything, I'm not really hated either.
    • If you are a quiet mouse you can never become a social butterfly.
    • Friday still will be family night, although our daughter, Adrienne, is 14 and has become a social butterfly.
    • And the page was not the preferred location for social butterflies.
    • Her entries range from those of a social butterfly, flitting from one society event to another, to horrific accounts of the bombing of Berlin and Vienna.
    • Are you kind of a social butterfly, do you think?
    • I have decided that I'm not cut out to be a social butterfly.
    • After years of hiding away, will they suddenly become social butterflies, ready to take on the world?
    • As I've already said, I'm not exactly a social butterfly.
    • I always had friends, but I was never a social butterfly.
    • The social butterfly was also a very hard worker.
    • But Max, who is actually much more of a social butterfly than I am, insisted.

    persona que no sienta cabeza

  • 3

    (swimming stroke)
    estilo mariposa masculine
    estilo de mariposa masculine Mexico
    to do the butterfly nadar (estilo) mariposa
    • She then backed up to win a bronze medal behind the USA's Thompson in the 50m butterfly in a time of 26.53.
    • After you've taught the butterfly, add dolphin kick on the back to backstroke instruction.
    • The other butterfly champs, Jedrejczak and Kammerling, finished second and third.
    • Backstroke and butterfly are OK, but they're not as good as the other two.
    • In the butterfly, Marshall ranks among the national leaders, as does Torpey.
    • Two kicks give roughly the same distance as a full butterfly stroke.
    • This exercise also plays a vital role in swimming during stroke recovery in the freestyle, butterfly and backstroke.
    • Performing drills that focus on breathing, timing and acceleration can help a swimmer grasp the finer points of swimming butterfly.
    • He was second in freestyle, third in both backstroke and butterfly and fourth in breaststroke.
    • She is also the only woman to have won golds in three different strokes - freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.
    • Jenny's freestyle refinements might not have happened if she had not been hungry to swim a better butterfly.
    • This includes butterfly obviously another dangerous swimming stroke!
    • Reese predicts that the bulk of the team's points will come from middle distance freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and diving.
    • For butterfly, your hands will continue to press the water under your body.
    • In the open gala, Amy Clayden produced superb form to claim gold in the butterfly, backstroke and freestyle and a silver in the individual medley.
    • In butterfly, shoulder flexibility can facilitate the arm recovery and can save energy for the important underwater pull.
    • If you take a forward breath in butterfly, the idea is to keep your eyes down and your head low.
    • Any swimming stroke will help improve your stride, but the butterfly translates best to cross-country skiing.
    • Her only weak stroke was the butterfly, and this stood in the way of her improving in the IM events.
    • When swimming the butterfly, the breathing pattern all depends on the hips.
  • 4butterflies plural

    (nervous feeling)
    nervios masculine
    my butterflies disappear as soon as I get on stage los nervios se me pasan en cuanto subo al escenario
    • He still felt a great sensation of butterflies in his stomach though, now more so than ever, as he had no idea what to expect.
    • His stance was relaxed, almost lazy and languid, and I felt butterflies fluttering around my stomach when he caught my gaze and held it.
    • Lethya walked down the hall, butterflies fluttering in her stomach.
    • I exclaimed with a smile trying to hide the nervous butterflies in my stomach.
    • This was to be my first real public duty as a guardsman and butterflies fluttered in my stomach.
    • Oh, how she missed those mystifying green eyes and that dashingly handsome smile that sent fluttering butterflies down her stomach.
    • The way Michael was looking Jessica over made the butterflies in her stomach flutter and spin.
    • I began to feel the beginnings of butterflies fluttering in my stomach.
    • I'm not yet a good driver, nor a completely confident one but at least the idea of doing it no longer sets butterflies fluttering in my stomach.
    • My heart was beating against the walls of my rib cage and there was a flutter of butterflies in my stomach.
    • His Adam's apple bobbed up and down, which sent butterflies fluttering in her stomach.
    • My heart pounded, and the butterflies in my stomach fluttered.
    • No, I was thinking about how the light shined into his hair and how his nervous chuckle caused butterflies in my stomach.
    • Their eyes locked and Lily felt the butterflies fluttering in her stomach.
    • She felt the butterflies fluttering in her stomach and she prayed they would never go away.
    • Marie shook her head; trying to ward off the butterflies fluttering nervously about in her stomach.
    • With butterflies fluttering in their stomachs, pupils flocked to their schools to find out if all their hard work had paid off.
    • Nervous butterflies fluttered in her stomach every time a messenger or lower official left Orwell's tent for fear that it might be Smith.
    • Amanda felt the butterflies in her stomach flutter their wings as she approached the stables.
    • The rest of the week flew by, and as Friday rehearsal rolled around, I was getting nervous butterflies in my stomach.