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bluebottle fly

noun
1.
any of several iridescent blue blow flies, especially those of the genus Calliphora, some of which are parasitic on domestic animals.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20
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Examples for bluebottle fly
  • The eggs of a bluebottle fly, if placed in the sun, will hatch in two or three hours.

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