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Noun: bluebottle  'bloo,bó-t(u)l
  1. An annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue, purple, pink or white flowers
    - cornflower, bachelor's button, Centaurea cyanus
  2. Blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight
    - Calliphora vicina

Derived forms: bluebottles

Type of: blow fly, blowfly, blowie [Austral], flower

Part of: Centaurea, genus Centaurea

Encyclopedia: Bluebottle