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bluebottle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bluebottle  \Blue"bot`tle\,  n. 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  plant  ({Centaurea  cyanus})  which  grows  in  grain 
  fields.  It  receives  its  name  from  its  blue  bottle-shaped 
  flowers. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  large  and  troublesome  species  of  blowfly 
  ({Musca  vomitoria}).  Its  body  is  steel  blue. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bluebottle 
  n  1:  an  annual  Eurasian  plant  cultivated  in  North  America  having 
  showy  heads  of  blue  or  purple  or  pink  or  white  flowers 
  [syn:  {cornflower},  {bachelor's  button},  {Centaurea 
  cyanus}] 
  2:  blowfly  with  iridescent  blue  body;  makes  a  loud  buzzing 
  noise  in  flight  [syn:  {Calliphora  vicina}] 




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