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greenbottle fly

[ green-bot-l ]
/ ˈgrinˌbɒt l /
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noun
any of several metallic-green blowflies, as Phaenicia sericata.
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Also called greenbottle.

Origin of greenbottle fly

First recorded in 1860–65; green + bottle1
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