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Any of various flies of the family Calliphoridae that have a metallic blue, green, or black body and deposit their eggs in carcasses or carrion or in open sores and wounds.
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n, pl -flies
(Animals) any of various dipterous flies of the genus Calliphora and related genera that lay their eggs in rotting meat, dung, carrion, and open wounds: family Calliphoridae. Also called: bluebottle
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|Noun||1.||blowfly - large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds|
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
Calliphora vicina, bluebottle - blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight
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