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Definition of "bluebottle" [blue•bot•tle]

  • Any of several flies of the genus Calliphora that have a bright metallic-blue body and breed in decaying organic matter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bluebottle" in a sentence
  • "And once Fenn had put in one song it was inevitable that he would put in another, for which the bluebottle was the "singer"."
  • "At times Sam Brown's production makes Gill's subtext overly apparent: the cast are onstage throughout so that, when Dennis goes to kill a bluebottle, he attacks his father seen praying behind Annemarie Woods's set."
  • "The book is full of scientific observations of creatures such as the sea speckle, the red poison needle, the oleander, the bluebottle or coral."