[ flahy-blohn ]
/ ˈflaɪˌbloʊn /
covered with flyblows: flyblown meat.
tainted or contaminated; spoiled.
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Definition for flyblown (2 of 2)
[ flahy-bloh ]
/ ˈflaɪˌbloʊ /
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.
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Example sentences from the Web for flyblown
Do not eat food that is spoiled, smells or tastes badly or is flyblown or maggoty or full of bugs.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
Valle Crusis has a blacksmith shop and a dirty, flyblown store.On Horseback|Charles Dudley Warner
There was a good deal of muslin about, tied back with flyblown bows.The Story of Louie|Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for flyblown (1 of 2)
/ (ˈflaɪˌbləʊn) /
covered with flyblows
British Dictionary definitions for flyblown (2 of 2)
/ (ˈflaɪˌbləʊ) /
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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