Bots Bots, n. pl. [Cf. Gael. botus belly worm, boiteag maggot.] (Zo["o]l.) The larv[ae] of several species of botfly, especially those larv[ae] which infest the stomach, throat, or intestines of the horse, and are supposed to be the cause of various ailments. [Written also {botts}.]

Note: See Illust. of {Botfly}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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