Bluebottle

Definition of Bluebottle

Blue´bot`tle
n.1.(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
2.(Zool.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly (Musca vomitoria). Its body is steel blue.

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bachelor's button, Centaurea, Centaurea cyanus, cornflower, flower, genus Centaurea
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