bluebottle fly


any of several iridescent blue blow flies, especially those of the genus Calliphora, some of which are parasitic on domestic animals.

Nearby words

  1. bluebird,
  2. blueblossom,
  3. bluebonnet,
  4. bluebook,
  5. bluebottle,
  6. bluebush,
  7. bluecoat,
  8. bluefield,
  9. bluefields,
  10. bluefin

Origin of bluebottle fly

First recorded in 1710–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019