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bluebottle

b loohbaw tuhl

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

  • The flies used are the bluebottle (Calliphora erythrocephala) and the greenbottle (Lucilia caesar).
  • You have to put your lips together and make a sound like bluebottle flies buzzing on the window.
  • A later observation: that bone infections could be cured by the use of bluebottle fly maggots.

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