bluebottle

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Related to bluebottles: Calliphora vicina, Blue bottle fly

bluebottle:

see cornflowercornflower,
common herb (Centaurea cyanus) of the family Asteraceae (aster family). It is a garden flower in the United States but a weed in the grainfields of Europe.
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bluebottle

any of various blue-flowered plants, esp the cornflower
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The plague of bluebottles has caused huge problems for grieving families.
The inspectors found rib roasts of beef caked in a thick film of mould and saw bluebottles crawling across the surface of a beef rump at Kennedy's premises in Scone, Perthshire.
Years ago, me and my friend Claire went on holiday to Greece and our room was infested with bluebottles.
Bluebottles in your ears over a decomposing corpse is not the most pleasant way to spend your day.
A neighbour said: "There were swarms of bluebottles at the windows, which is very unusual for this time of year.
She really wanted me to join her in hatred of bluebottles.
And instead of tea parties and girlie gossip, she has to deal with decomposing bodies, rampaging bluebottles and gory maggots.
When she returned in the morning the vehicle was swarming with wasps and bluebottles.
BEST BIT: Two bluebottles called Buzz and Scuzz get the best lines.
One woman, who did not wish to be named, said: "My son opened the box and out dropped two dead bluebottles and about five maggots.
19th CENTURY English explorer William Buckland said the only food he'd taken a dislike to was stewed mole with bluebottles.
A GRAN was left horrified when she found six dead bluebottles in her meal-on-wheels delivery.