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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several blowflies of the genus Calliphora that have a bright metallic-blue body and lay their eggs in decaying organic matter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In bot., Centaurea Cyanus, a composite plant, a weed in Europe, cultivated for ornament in America. Also called bluebonnet and bluecap.
  • noun In zoology, a dipterous insect with a blue abdomen, of the family Muscidæ and genus Musca, or Calliphora. Also popularly called beef-eater and blue flesh-fly.
  • noun A policeman, a beadle, or other officer wearing a blue dress.
  • noun plural The grape-hyacinth, Muscari botryoides and M. racemosum. See Muscari.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) an annual Eurasian plant (Centaurea cyanus) which grows in grain fields; -- called also bachelor's button. It receives its name from its blue bottle-shaped flowers. Varieties cultivated in North America have showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly (Musca vomitoria). Its body is steel blue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various blowflies of the genus Calliphora that have an iridescent metallic-blue body and make a loud buzzing noise whilst flying.
  • noun Any of various marine creatures of the order Physalia, such as Physalia physalis, the Portuguese man-of-war.
  • noun Centaurea cyanus, a plant that grows in grain fields, with blue flowers resembling bottles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
  • noun blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight

Etymologies

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blue +‎ bottle

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