AskDefine | Define bluebottle

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1 an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers [syn: cornflower, bachelor's button, Centaurea cyanus]
2 blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight [syn: Calliphora vicina]

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  1. Any of various blowflies of the genus Calliphora that have an iridescent metallic-blue body and make a loud buzzing noise whilst flying.
  2. Various marine creatures of the order Physalia, such as Physalia physalis the Portuguese Man o' War.

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Bluebottle can mean:
bluebottle in French: mouche bleue
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