bluebottle

[bloo-bot-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:
1545–55; blue + bottle1

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bluebottle (ˈbluːˌbɒtəl)
 
n
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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The eggs of a bluebottle fly, if placed in the sun, will hatch in two or three hours.
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