Small drop-leaf table, whose leaves are supported by a swinging bracket resembling a butterfly. A Butterfly Table refers to a type of expandable dining or kitchen table that features a foldable or extendable design. The table typically consists of a fixed surface that can be folded or expanded in the middle, creating extra space for seating or serving. When the additional piece is not in use, it can be folded and tucked underneath the main surface, resembling the wings of a butterfly, hence its name. Butterfly tables are often compact and versatile, making them ideal for smaller spaces where space-saving is important.