blowfly

blow fly

noun
any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Calliphoridae that deposit their eggs or larvae on carrion, excrement, etc., or in wounds of living animals.
Also, blowfly.


Origin:
1815–25

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blowfly (ˈbləʊˌflaɪ)
 
n , pl -flies
Also called: bluebottle 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

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