Translation of mariposa in English:

mariposa

butterfly, n.

Definition of butterfly ( US English | UK English )

feminine noun

  • 1

    Zoology
    butterfly
  • 2also mariposa nocturna

    • 2.1Zoology

      moth

    • 2.2 informal, euphemistic (prostituta)

      lady of the night euphemistic

  • 3

    Sport
    butterfly
    aprendió el estilo mariposa she learned to do / to swim butterfly
    • nadaba (a) mariposa I was swimming butterfly
    • nadaba de mariposa I was swimming butterfly
  • 4

    (tuerca)
    wing nut

masculine and feminine noun

informal, often offensive
  • 1

    (homosexual)
    fairy informal, offensive, dated