butterfly net
a net with two wings shaped like those of a butterfly in the form of an oval scoop net. Used on Mexican lakes

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Butterfly net — A butterfly net is one of several kinds of nets used to collect insects. The entire bag of the net is generally constructed from a lightweight mesh to minimize damage to delicate butterfly wings. Other types of nets used in insect collecting… …   Wikipedia

  • butterfly net — /ˈbʌtəflaɪ nɛt/ (say butuhfluy net) noun a fine net on a hoop attached to a pole, used for catching butterflies …   Australian English dictionary

  • butterfly net — a conical net of fine mesh held open by a round rim to which a long handle is attached, used for collecting butterflies and other insects. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • butterfly net — noun A small net with attached handle used to collect butterflies and other insect species …   Wiktionary

  • butterfly net — noun : a conical net for catching insects that is made of light cheesecloth or muslin and held open by a metal ring attached at the end of a wooden handle …   Useful english dictionary

  • butterfly — n. (pl. flies) 1 any diurnal insect of the order Lepidoptera, with knobbed antennae, a long thin body, and four usu. brightly coloured wings erect when at rest. 2 a showy or frivolous person. 3 (in pl.) colloq. a nervous sensation felt in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • net — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. netting; seine, web, snare, mesh; trap, catch; remainder.See deception, crossing. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clear, pure, remaining, exclusive, excluding, after deductions, take home, after taxes,… …   English dictionary for students

  • net — net1 W3 [net] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(internet)¦ 2¦(for fishing/catching things)¦ 3¦(for sports)¦ 4¦(for keeping things out)¦ 5¦(material)¦ 6 slip through the net 7 fall/slip through the net 8 cast/spread your net wide ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • net — net1 nettable, adj. netlike, adj. /net/, n., v., netted, netting. n. 1. a bag or other contrivance of strong thread or cord worked into an open, meshed fabric, for catching fish, birds, or other animals: a butterfly net. 2. a piece of meshed… …   Universalium

  • net — I [[t]nɛt[/t]] n. v. net•ted, net•ting 1) tex a fabric consisting of a uniform open mesh made by weaving, twisting, knotting, crocheting, etc 2) a bag or other contrivance of such fabric, for catching fish or other animals: a butterfly net[/ex]… …   From formal English to slang

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