greenbottle-fly

greenbottle fly

[green-bot-l]
noun
any of several metallic-green blowflies, as Phaenicia sericata.
Also called greenbottle.


Origin:
1860–65; green + bottle1

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greenbottle fly

noun
blowfly with brilliant coppery green body [syn: greenbottle
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