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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.
Origin of butterfly net
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for butterfly net
  • To catch a good handful of jar flies, use a butterfly net or bare hands.
  • In this case, you can try using a butterfly net to catch one of the flies.
  • Non-flying poults may be captured by hand or in a hand-held butterfly net.

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