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Meaning of BLUEBOTTLE

Pronunciation:  'bloo`bâtl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight
  2. [n]  an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
 

BLUEBOTTLE is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bachelor's button, Calliphora vicina, Centaurea cyanus, cornflower
 
 See Also: blow fly, blowfly, Centaurea, flower, genus Centaurea

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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