bluebottle

Part of speech: noun

A flesh - fly of a dark blue color.

Part of speech: noun

A garden flower with tubular florets, mostly blue.

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Usage examples "bluebottle":

  1. It was evidently one of her bluebottle days. - "The Unbearable Bassington", Saki.
  2. " I do not believe that it is a bluebottle fly," exclaimed the emperor. - "Andreas Hofer", Lousia Muhlbach.
  3. They fed upon this soup, this gruel, and a surplus dripped to the ground below, where the bluebottle drank eagerly. - "The Mad Planet", Murray Leinster.