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    What's the gender of butterfly ?

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    The word "butterfly" has no gender. Unlike some European languages (German, French), English nouns normally do not have gender. (I hope I understood the question.)

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    Default Re: gender

    Quote Originally Posted by saumitra
    What's the gender of butterfly ?
    We generally use it for animals, except pets. If the animal has a female form, like lioness, then we often say she.

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