n (pl -flies)
- 1.1 c [Zool] mariposa (f) (before n) butterfly bush budleya (f) butterfly net red (f) para cazar mariposas, cazamariposas (m) butterfly nut (tuerca (f) de) mariposa (f) butterfly valve (válvula (f) de) mariposa (f) 1.2 c (person)persona que no sienta cabeza 1.3 u (swimming stroke) estilo (m) mariposa, estilo (m) de mariposa (Méx) to do the butterfly nadar (estilo) mariposa, nadar a mariposa (Esp) , nadar de mariposa (Méx) 1.4(butterflies pl)(nervous feeling) nervios (mpl) my butterflies disappear as soon as I get on stage los nervios se me pasan en cuanto subo al escenario to get/have butterflies (in one's stomach) ponerse*/estar* nervioso
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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.