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An example use of butterfly in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… it gives a little like a butterfly style …”
A butterfly is a type of insect with a wing structure that can be folded like a fan when at rest.
the word butterfly occurs in english on average 21.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.