bluebottle bluebottle  /b ˈlu ˌbɔ təl/


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


  1. You have to put your lips together and make a sound like bluebottle flies buzzing on the window.
  2. A later observation: that bone infections could be cured by the use of bluebottle fly maggots.
  3. Philip Marlowe's latest adventure began on a lovely summer day when Marlowe had nothing better to do than to stalk a bluebottle fly with a swatter.
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