bluebottle


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blue·bot·tle

 (blo͞o′bŏt′l)
n.
Any of several blowflies of the genus Calliphora that have a bright metallic-blue body and lay their eggs in decaying organic matter.

bluebottle

(ˈbluːˌbɒtəl)
n
1. (Animals) another name for the blowfly
2. (Plants) any of various blue-flowered plants, esp the cornflower
3. (Law) Brit an informal word for a policeman
4. (Animals) Austral and NZ an informal name for Portuguese man-of-war

blue•bot•tle

(ˈbluˌbɒt l)

n.
2. any iridescent-blue blow fly, esp. one of the genus Calliphora.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluebottle - an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowersbluebottle - an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Centaurea, genus Centaurea - knapweed; star thistle
2.bluebottle - blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight
blow fly, blowfly - large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds
Translations
ذُبابَةٌ زَرْقاء
masařka
spyflue
húslégy
fiskifluga, maîkafluga, húsfluga
mäsiarka
mavi at sineği

bluebottle

[ˈbluːˌbɒtl] Nmoscarda f

bluebottle

[ˈbluːbɒtəl] nmouche f à viandeblue cheese nbleu m, fromage m bleublue-chip [ˌbluˈtʃɪp] adj [stocks, issues, companies] → de premier ordre
blue-chip investment → investissement m de premier ordreblue-collar worker [ˈblukɒlə] nouvrier/ière m/f col bleublue-eyed [ˌbluːˈaɪd] adjaux yeux bleusblue-eyed boy (British) n (= darling, favourite) → chouchou m

bluebottle

[ˈbluːˌbɒtl] nmoscone m

blue

(bluː) adjective
1. of the colour of a cloudless sky. blue paint; Her eyes are blue.
2. sad or depressed. I'm feeling blue today.
noun
1. the colour of a cloudless sky. That is a beautiful blue.
2. a blue paint, material etc. We'll have to get some more blue.
3. the sky or the sea. The balloon floated off into the blue.
ˈblueness noun
ˈbluish adjective
quite blue; close to blue. a bluish green.
ˈbluebottle noun
a kind of large house-fly with a blue abdomen.
ˈbluecollar adjective
(of workers) wearing overalls and working in factories etc. Blue collar workers are demanding the same pay as office staff.
ˈblueprint noun
a detailed photographic plan of work to be carried out. the blueprints for a new aircraft.
once in a blue moon
very seldom. He visits his mother once in a blue moon.
out of the blue
without warning. He arrived out of the blue, without phoning first.
the blues
low spirits; depression. He's got the blues today but he's usually cheerful.
References in classic literature ?
And he began touching the notes here and there, and humming to himself like an angry bluebottle.
My old acquaintance, Percy the bluebottle, looking wonderfully fit despite his years, was doing deep breathing exercises on a mutton cutlet, and was too busy to do more than pause for a moment to nod at me; but his cousin, Harold, always active, sighted me and bustled up to do the honours.
He helped them both, and helped himself, and drained his glass, and stood it bottom upward on the table, as though he had just caught a bluebottle in it.
As we approached, methought there issued from it a slight humming noise as from one of your Spaceland bluebottles, only less resonant by far, so slight indeed that even in the perfect stillness of the Vacuum through which we soared, the sound reached not our ears till we checked our flight at a distance from it of something under twenty human diagonals.
A buzz and hum go up around me, as if the boys were so many bluebottles.
It was droning like a harmonium with the flies and bluebottles, and the floor and walls were like a slaughter-house.
A Horsefly B Daddy-longlegs C Housefly D Bluebottle 12.
She's furious to find herself trapped in Andy's gigantic web of lies like a flailing little bluebottle and knows it's going to be impossible to extricate herself.
mouse with a blade of grass and a bluebottle on its flank; a hawk in a
Taking the stage on Friday, July 6 will be NenTension, I Fight Lions, Addicted to Fish, The Bluebottle Veins and Y Diarth (who were previously called After An Alibi).
According to the legend, immediate urination on bluebottle stings eases the pain but medicos dispute it.
Hanlin and McClurg have found that houseflies and bluebottle flies do quite well on broad, simple flower heads, such as carrot flowers, but not as well with complex blooms.