Blowfly
Blowfly Blow"fly`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of fly of the genus {Musca} that deposits its eggs or young larv[ae] (called flyblows and maggots) upon meat or other animal products. [1913 Webster]

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  • Blowfly — (signifiant mouche à viande ou mouche à asticots en anglais), de son vrai nom Clarence Reid, est un auteur compositeur et interprète américain né le 14 février 1945 à Cochran en Géorgie. Il est un précurseur du rap noir américain dès… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • blowfly — [blō′flī΄] n. pl. blowflies 〚 BLOW1 (vi. 9) + FLY2〛 any of a family (Calliphoridae) of dipterous flies that deposit eggs or maggots in carrion or meat, or in wounds or on the skin * * * blow· …   Universalium

  • blowfly — ► NOUN ▪ a bluebottle or similar large fly which lays its eggs on meat and carcasses …   English terms dictionary

  • blowfly — [blō′flī΄] n. pl. blowflies [ BLOW1 (vi. 9) + FLY2] any of a family (Calliphoridae) of dipterous flies that deposit eggs or maggots in carrion or meat, or in wounds or on the skin …   English World dictionary

  • blowfly — UK [ˈbləʊˌflaɪ] / US [ˈbloʊˌflaɪ] noun [countable] Word forms blowfly : singular blowfly plural blowflies a fly that lays its eggs on meat or dead animals …   English dictionary

  • blowfly — Flesh Flesh (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[ a]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blowfly — /ˈbloʊflaɪ / (say blohfluy) noun (plural blowflies) 1. any of various true flies, of the order Diptera, family Calliphoridae, which deposit their eggs or larvae on carcasses or meat, or in sores, wounds, etc., especially the green blowfly,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • blowfly — noun Date: 1812 any of a family (Calliphoridae) of dipteran flies (as the bluebottle or screwworm) that deposit their eggs especially on meat or in wounds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blowfly — noun Any of various flies of the family Calliphoridae that lay their eggs in rotting meat, dung, or in open wounds …   Wiktionary

  • blowfly — See Calliphora, Lucilia, Phormia regina. * * * blow·fly .flī n, pl flies any dipteran fly (as a bluebottle or a screwworm) of the family Calliphoridae * * * blow·fly (bloґfli) blow fly …   Medical dictionary

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