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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.
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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.
Above the dictates of fashion and typecasting, this composition for connoisseurs (a 20 per cent concentration) is presented in a luxurious deep blue bottle with silver signature, sheathed in an elegant case.
The actor's red and blue tracksuit perfectly matched the red and blue bottle of the cleaner.
The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) of Malay in Aklan province recently issued an advisory of the presence of the Blue Bottle Jellyfish species.
Boracay beachgoers warned vs blue bottle jellyfish !-- -- ( - February 15, 2019 - 6:33pm MANILA, Philippines Swimmers in world-famous island of Boracay have been warned about sightings of blue bottle jellyfish.
She once described an actor's voice as the sound of a "blue bottle trapped in a jar".
Hualien County Bureau of Agriculture Director-General of the bureau Lo Wen-lung said that upon inspection of the photos in this case, the specimens are likely the smaller, less venomous blue bottle or Indo-Pacific Portuguese Man o' War (physalia utriculus), as opposed to the larger, more lethal Portuguese Man o' War (Physalia physalis), reported China Times.
Newly announced partners include Bluestone Lane, Jack's Stir Brew, Maison Kayser and Blue Bottle Coffee; Momofuku's fried chicken concept Fuku, and ice cream brand Van Leeuwen.
It is sold in a rustic blue bottle inspired by voyage on the sea.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 7 (ANI): Scores of blue bottle jellyfish also known as Portuguese man-of-war we spotted cross the beaches of Mumbai, causing panic and fear among the people.
Nestle, in September 2017, ( bought a majority stake in high-end coffee company, Blue Bottle Coffee, which complements its food brands like Stouffer's, Gerber, Nescafe and Purina.
It is sold in a striking pale blue bottle, which the couple commissioned from Stoke-based Wade Ceramics.