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maggot:

see blowflyblowfly,
name for flies of the family Calliphoridae. Blowflies are about the same size as, and resemble, the housefly; because they are usually metallic blue or green they are also called bluebottle or greenbottle flies.
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; flyfly,
name commonly used for any of a variety of winged insects, but properly restricted to members of the order Diptera, the true flies, which includes the housefly, gnat, midge, mosquito, and tsetse fly.
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; larvalarva,
independent, immature animal that undergoes a profound change, or metamorphosis, to assume the typical adult form. Larvae occur in almost all of the animal phyla; because most are tiny or microscopic, they are rarely seen. They play diverse roles in the lives of animals.
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maggot

[′mag·ət]
(invertebrate zoology)
Larva of a dipterous insect.

maggot

the soft limbless larva of dipterous insects, esp the housefly and blowfly, occurring in decaying organic matter
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the possum's hiney itself has turned maggoty or worm-infested, it's safe to eat.
morning I found myself singing Jingle Ergo, this year, whatever I make must incorporate: half a packet of puy lentils, a bag of dried porcini mushrooms, a bag of "pulse mix" (boil for three and a half days before using), a drum of powdered cheese sauce of uncertain provenance, a brick (and I mean brick) of light muscovado sugar, half a packet of ciabatta mix, a quarter bottle of Nam Pla, a packet of chicken flavour noodles, half a packet of macadamias and - excuse me while I pop out into my garden for a moment - 27 maggoty blackberries.
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Mick opened the door expecting to find children so he could hand out the mouldy maggoty chocolates but there was no-one there.
QMY peas were brilliant early on but now some have gone maggoty, although they're not rotten.
Meanwhile Dave enlists Cuddles, who's got a maggoty arm by now and needs it amputating, to find Breda's bag which contains her daughter's hospital birth tag.
Antonia as he became, stole the fashion show in gold shoes, pearls and a mink stole - looking a lot better than Christine as a Greek maggoty python.
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