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skipper:

see butterflybutterfly,
any of a large group of insects found throughout most of the world; with the moths, they comprise the order Lepidoptera. There are about 12 families of butterflies. Most adult moths and butterflies feed on nectar sucked from flowers.
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skipper

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1. the captain of any vessel
2. the captain of an aircraft

skipper

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1. any small butterfly of the family Hesperiidae, having a hairy mothlike body and erratic darting flight
2. another name for the saury (a fish)
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