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bluebottle

[bloo-bot-l] /ˈbluˌbɒt l/
noun
1.
cornflower (def 1).
2.
a composite plant, Centaurea cyanus, having narrow leaves and blue flower heads.
4.
Australian. Portuguese man-of-war.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; blue + bottle1
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British Dictionary definitions for blue-bottle

bluebottle

/ˈbluːˌbɒtəl/
noun
1.
another name for the blowfly
2.
any of various blue-flowered plants, esp the cornflower
3.
(Brit) an informal word for a policeman
4.
(Austral & NZ) an informal name for Portuguese man-of-war
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