greenbottle fly

[ green-bot-l ]
/ ˈgrinˌbɒt l /

noun

any of several metallic-green blowflies, as Phaenicia sericata.

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Origin of greenbottle fly

First recorded in 1860–65; green + bottle1
Also called green·bot·tle.
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greenbottle
/ (ˈɡriːnˌbɒtəl) /

noun

a common dipterous fly, Lucilia caesar, that has a dark greenish body with a metallic lustre and lays its eggs in carrion: family Calliphoridae
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