verb (used with object), fly·blew, fly·blown, fly·blow·ing.

to deposit eggs or larvae on (meat or other food).


one of the eggs or young larvae of a blowfly, deposited on meat or other food.

Nearby words

  1. fly-tying,
  2. fly-up,
  3. flyaway,
  4. flyback,
  5. flybelt,
  6. flyblown,
  7. flyboat,
  8. flybook,
  9. flyboy,
  10. flybridge

Origin of flyblow

First recorded in 1550–60; fly2 + blow2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for flyblow


verb -blows, -blowing, -blew or -blown

(tr) to contaminate, esp with the eggs or larvae of the blowfly; taint


(usually plural) the egg or young larva of a blowfly, deposited on meat, paper, etc
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