sea butterfly


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sea butterfly

n.
Any of various small marine gastropod mollusks of the orders Thecosomata and Gymnosomata, having a pair of winglike extensions of the foot that are used for swimming.

sea butterfly

n
(Animals) another name for pteropod
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