Meaning of 蝶

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Pinyin: dié
English Definition: butterfly; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ ] table; flat pieces of wood; a slip, a leaf
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Example Words
蝴蝶 dié butterfly; Classifiers:
蝶泳 dié yǒng butterfly stroke (swimming)
蝴蝶结 dié jié bow; bowknot
凤蝶 fèng dié swallowtail butterfly
蛱蝶 jiá dié nymphalid; butterfly
More: 蝶* | *蝶 | *蝶*
Example Sentences
The butterfly is on the verge of extinction.
And scientists in Japan have observed that the butterflies have a simple way to avoid the unwanted attention of persistent males; they close their wings.
The study found that monarch butterflies have an internal sense of direction that allowed them to get from one point to another even in the absence of light by sensing the Earth's magnetic field.
For instance, in Costa Rica, the two most closely related species are white or yellow, which prefer to mate with those of their own color.
However, the increased likelihood of a second brood later in the year could make managing sites for Duke of Burgundy butterflies more difficult.