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Any of several blowflies of the genus Calliphora that have a bright metallic-blue body and lay their eggs in decaying organic matter.


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


(ˈbluˌbɒt l)

2. any iridescent-blue blow fly, esp. one of the genus Calliphora.
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
ذُبابَةٌ زَرْقاء
fiskifluga, maîkafluga, húsfluga
mavi at sineği


[ˈbluːˌbɒtl] Nmoscarda f


[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


[ˈbluːˌbɒtl] nmoscone m


(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.
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 ?
Thither he was brought; the window becoming from within, a wall of faces, deformed into all kinds of shapes through the agency of globular red bottles, green bottles, blue bottles, and other coloured bottles.
The tourists were sent to local hospitals in Songkhla, 950 kilometres south of Bangkok, after being stung by blue bottle jellyfish, which had infested Samila beach, between Saturday and Monday, said Uthitsak Rirattanakul, a doctor at Songkhla's Public Health Office.
The trend of side street retail in this area continues to grow as they join other great operators such as Warby Parker, Aesop, Bar Method, DryBar and Blue Bottle.
Korea's first Blue Bottle Coffee shop will open in March next year, according to industry sources, Friday.
Nestle AG announced in September that it acquired a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee.
The relationship that paved the way for Nestl's landmark takeover of disruptive coffee firm Blue Bottle began at a film premiere in San Francisco.
14 September 2017 - California, US-based coffee roaster Blue Bottle Coffee has reached an agreement to sell a majority stake to Swiss food and drink giant NestlA(c), the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 14, 2017-NestlA(c) to Acquire Majority Stake in California's Blue Bottle Coffee
THE SCENT: This is meant to be a bold masculine fragrance, with black pepper, nutmeg and musk - with the deep blue bottle mimicking nightfall.
The blue bottle, Booster Repair, is targeted for skin weakened by external aggressors like extreme temperatures and UV rays, resulting in rough skin and redness.
The remaining space, consisting of ground floor retail, was leased to Blue Bottle Coffee and Ippudo Ramen Brasserie out of Manhattan, which opened their first West Coast location in Berkeley.
Inspired by the venus fly trap, the nine-piece range includes necklaces, earrings and hair accessories adorned with blue bottle flies - the plant's unsuspecting prey.