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 for bluebottle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bluebottle \Blue"bot`tle\, blue-bottle \blue-bottle\, 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
     Syn: cornflower, bachelor's button.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
     2. (Zool.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly ({Musca
        vomitoria). Its body is steel blue.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having
           showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
           [syn: cornflower, bachelor's button, bluebottle,
           Centaurea cyanus]
      2: blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise
         in flight [syn: bluebottle, Calliphora vicina]

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