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Noun: shoofly  'shoo,flI
Usage: US
  1. An undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
  2. A child's rocking chair with the seat built between two flat sides that are shaped to resemble an animal (such as a swan or duck)
Noun: shoo fly
  1. Coarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
    - apple of Peru, Nicandra physaloides

Derived forms: shooflies

Type of: bobby [Brit, informal], herb, herbaceous plant, officer, plod [Brit, informal], police officer, policeman, rocker, rocking chair

Part of: genus Nicandra, Nicandra

Encyclopedia: Shoofly

Shoo fly