Musca vomitoria
Bluebottle Blue"bot`tle, blue-bottle lue-bottle, n. 1. (Bot.) an annual Eurasian plant ({Centaurea cyanus}) which grows in grain fields; -- called also {bachelor's button}. It receives its name from its blue bottle-shaped flowers. Varieties cultivated in North America have showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers

Syn: cornflower, bachelor's button. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly ({Musca vomitoria}). Its body is steel blue. [1913 Webster]


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